Dimapur, May 13: Covid-19 Horticulture special drive concluded its district tour at Tseminyu on May 12, where the team led by Director Dr. Elithung and Jt Director N.Jerry Patton along with Commissioner & Secretary for Horticulture and Women Resources Anenla T.Sato, held an interactive meeting at SDHO office Tseminyu with Field officers of Horticulture and Agriculture departments of Tseminyu Sub-Division. The meeting was chaired by Dileu Nsarangbe SDHO Tseminyu.
Commissioner & Secretary spoke about the necessity for maintaining social distancing with masks and maintaining proper hygienic by one and all which is the best weapon for protecting oneself from the deadly coronavirus.
She also dwelt on dignity of labour and urged upon the people to take advantage of having sufficient cultivable land which is nearest to the State capital Kohima where there is no problem for supply and sale of Horti and Agricultural produces. She therefore called upon the Field officers to encourage the farmers to work more, grow more and produce more for self sufficiency and income generating sources.
Director, Dr Elithung Lotha, speaking at the program mentioned about the efficient management of the State Government during this covid-19 pandemic.
He said that the purpose of covid-19 Horticulture special drive program is to spread the awareness about 135 million people currently facing hunger globally, where covid-19 is likely to push another 130 million to the brink of starvation by the end of year 2020.
He, therefore, urged upon the field officers of Horti/Agri and Allied department to have very strong input to the farmers of various villages and to continue to work hard.
Summing-up Covid-19 special drive district tour, N Jerry Patton expressed gratitude to Commissioner & Secretary for her dedication in motivating the departmental officials and requested the field officers to reach out the purpose/message of covid-19 horticulture special drive to farmers by distributing the leaflets to the farmers.
The Horti special drive tour visit at Tseminyu was accompanied by Dy Directors Dr. Moa Walling and Mesetuo Pienyu, HEA Thungchanbeni Kikon. (Page News Service)