Friday, January 22, 2021

Govt contractor Pele Khezhie takes farming amid COVID-19 pandemic

Pele agri
Kohima, Jun 2: In consonance with the call of the Nagaland Government to improve the State’s economy through agricultural activities, a well known Government registered contractor, Pele Khezhie has started investing in about 800 acres of land with various agri & allied activities near Dzüdza river of Viphoma village.

Fearing that the current pandemic situation due to the ongoing lockdown measures to contain the spread of corona virus would have adverse impact leading to scarcity of food products in the near future, he decided to resort to farming by involving villagers of Viphoma, said Pele Khezie, who is also president of Nagaland Contractors & Suppliers Union (NCSU) while interacting with media persons at his farm land.
“The forefathers of our Naga people survived through farming activities and we also have to get back to our fertile soil in order to be self-sufficient and self-reliant while also making efforts towards boosting the overall economy of the State,” said Khezhie.
Moreover faced with the present crisis situation and other activities coming to a standstill, except agricultural activities, farming would help Naga people to be self-reliant in several aspects, he said.
In this, Khezhie, a first class Government registered contractor while adhering social distancing protocols garnered villagers of Viphoma under Chiephobozou sub-division in Kohima to sow paddy seeds in the farm.
Khezhie also plans to undertake fishery and piggery farming in the land soon.
Mention may be made here that it has been a traditional practice of farmers in Naga villages to extend help to each other by working together in the paddy fields on a rotational basis.
(Page News Service)