Digital mini soil testing lab launched at Longleng

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Dimapur, March 3: Deputy Commissioner, Longleng, M. Shayung Phom officially launched the Digital Mini Soil Testing Lab & Soil Health Card at Longleng under the Department of Soil & Water Conservation on February 29 at DSCO office, Longleng.
In his inaugural speech, Shayung Phom congratulated the department for providing the facilities of soil testing that would benefit the farmers of the district in a big way. In order to avail the facilities, Shayung appealed to the department to disseminate the facilities available to the farmers through seminar for mass awareness. He also called upon the agri and allied departments to build good team work through coordination and cater to the needs of the farmers.
Lamenting that such facilities provided by the Government to the people were misused in the past, he urged the department officials to utilize the lab judiciously for the maximum benefit of the farmers in the district. He mentioned the problems faced by the department like poor infrastructure, deplorable condition of office building, encroachment of government site by the private individuals. At the same time, he also expressed his appreciation for the presence of officers in the district.
Earlier in her keynote address, Ridila Sangtam, Soil Surveyor said that the main focus of the lab was to promote healthy soil for mass scale production of crops. She informed that three villages from three blocks have been identified for soil testing initially and later it shall cover other villages in a phase manner for coverage of entire district.
(Page News Service)