Dimapur, October 28: Noklak Police in collaboration with State Bank of India organized a Micro Finance Awareness programme for police families on October 28 at Police Baptist Fellowship, Noklak on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day.
It was a seminar to educate Police Jawans and their families on various economical subjects like microfinancing, insurance, saving, system of loans, investment schemes, economical methodologies, guidance on microcredit schemes for SHGs, etc. as illustrated by Branch Manager, SBI Noklak, Neikhu Tachu who was the resource person for the exclusive seminar.
In a short speech by Dr. Pritpal Kaur, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Noklak expressed the importance of a self sufficient economy in the district and asserted that people “should know how to utilize and be able to save money”. She further said, “We should be aware of various important loans such as “education loans” and avail its benefits”.
Earlier on October 21 and 22, Noklak Police in collaboration with Central Institute of Horticulture Medziphema, Dimapur also conducted a two days training in farming and value addition to empower Self Help Groups at Forest Guest House, Noklak.
Dr. Moasosang Longkumer, AHS, CIH illustrated the awareness on Horticulture Avenues and demonstrated the cultivation of onions, its package and practices. Nursery raising demonstration of onions was undertaken by Mhasi, STA. Seeds of different plants and vegetables were also distributed among the participants.
Dr. Kaur addressing the audience, asserted that “farmers are the spine of the society” and that science and technology should be incorporated in farming while “keeping our custom and tradition intact”. She also mentioned that 25 best farmers will be chosen from the district and send for further trainings.
During the program, Reny Wilfred, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Noklak expressed that the administration is in support for any activities related to agriculture. Production from even the smallest area can yield good production because its organic value, he said.
Self Help Groups also received trainings on how to make preserved food items which can sustain and support their economy such as squash, jam and pickle made of easily available fruits like mango, papaya and guava. These hands on training processing and value addition of horticulture crops were demonstrated by Vinika Aomi (Post Harvest Technologist).
(Page News Service)