Dimapur, May 25: SDO(C) Sadar Mokokchung, Thungchanbemo Tungoe launched the COVID-19 hygiene kits distribution programme on May 25 at the District Agriculture Office, Mokokchung, which was an initiative of the Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Mokokchung of the Department of Agriculture, Nagaland.
While appreciating the efforts made by the Department in assisting the farmers especially during the ongoing economic crisis, he urged the agriculture department in particular and allied departments in general to remain dedicated and vigilant in addressing emergency situations that may possibly arise particularly as a result of global warming.
Addressing on the importance of sharing COVID-19 advisories to the farmers by the department, he stressed on the importance to develop possible action plans in case of any possible attack of locusts and other pests on crop plants along with weather forecast advisories to be disseminated to the farmers.
Around 5000 numbers each of face masks and hand soaps along with COVID-19 advisory pamphlets were handed over to all the nine ATMA farm information and advisory centres to be distributed to the farmers.
(Page News Service)