Kohima, July 9: The two-day first phase training on Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) for Kohima district beneficiaries commenced today at AMK building.
The first phase was introduced in 1989 in eight districts, while the second phase of ICDP as a four year project in Nagaland was launched in July last year, said Chief Project Officer of Kohima district Anthony N Yhome while speaking during inaugural session of the training programme.
He also informed that the second phase covers five districts – Kohima, Peren, Tuensang, Kiphire, and Longleng with a total project cost of Rs 55 crore financed by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), a statutory cooperation, under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, while, the state government is the guarantor of the project.
In Kohima district, a total of 41 primary cooperative societies’ have received around Rs 15 crore as beneficiaries. Kohima and Tuensang district received the highest amount among other districts, he said.
The project covers Agri-Allied sectors including livestock, farming, providing transport, cold storage, handicrafts and weavers etc, he said.
Vitho Industrial Cooperative Society in Zubza was provided with a pick up van (Tata mobile) recently to market their products, he said, adding that give more pick up vans will be introduced in the next phase along with cold storage.
Resource person and Agricultural Inspector Meciesunu Sakhrie dwelled on ways to improve farming and cultivation while also emphasizing on the importance of sustainable development and the need to have a clear cut vision of farming and cultivation.
Also speaking about the integrated plants management, she said that in order to have bountiful harvest, one has to start right from taking care of the soil. Explaining ways to control worms and pests through organic treatment, she suggested usage of neem oil instead of chemicals.
Deputy Registrar of Sub-Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Vikosielie Nagi highlighted on the importance of forming the cooperative societies. Some of the important aspects, he said were planning, organising, staffing, directing, controlling and coordination.
He called upon the beneficiaries to maintain discipline, have precise planning and pursue accordingly, manage time and maintain a record of their works.
(Page News Service)