Dimapur, May 7: The Department of Land Resources distributed Coffee Pulper Machines to the Coffee Growers of the district at the Office of the District Project Officer, LRD Wokha on May 6 with Deputy Commissioner Wokha, Orenthung Lotha as the special guest.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC stated that the Land Resources was a result oriented department where various developmental activities are taking place throughout the year thereby uplifting the economy of the farmers to a great extent.
He encouraged the coffee growers to work hard and grow more so that Nagaland in general and Wokha district in particular could be marked in the global map as coffee producing area. Citing Wokha, “The Land of Plenty” as an example, he said large quantity of local produce such as green vegetables and fruits were sent to other districts like Kohima and Dimapur on behalf of District Task Force during the COVID-19 lockdown 2020.
He also urged them to share their experiences and expertise to others for better coordination and implementation of any department related activities in the district.
DPO Wokha, LRD, Tepunol Yore in his introductory note stated that the total area of coffee plantation in Wokha district is 684 Hectares with 568 households covering 68 villages have been placed in the category of “Progressive Coffee Farmers”. He also informed that 46 villages have already reached fruits bearing stage taking the total to 206 Hectares of the total area of the district.
Altogether, 52 coffee pulper machines funded by North Eastern Council (NEC) were distributed to the coffee growers in the district.
Thunjamo Erui of Sanis and Zubenthung Murry of Wokha village while sharing their experiences on behalf of the beneficiaries lauded the department for their commendable services to the public and thanked for their assistance. WDT Wokha, David Odyuo in his closing remarks asked all the coffee growers to make the best use of the machines provided and cooperate with the department for our better tomorrow. (Page News Service)