Dimapur, June 28: The Department of Agriculture, Niuland conducted an orientation cum one day training programme for the newly created Self Help Group, Shitsa SHG under the Sub-scheme Women in Agriculture, RKVY at Ghotovi village under Niuland Block on June 26.
The Sub-Divisional Agriculture Officer, L Kivika Chophi briefed the group members on the importance of forming a Self Help Group in empowering themselves by coming together to harness Socio-economic benefits especially for farm women whose contribution is very little recognized.
He explained about various scopes in the agricultural sector which the SHGs can take up to generate income and further encouraged them to make use of all the benefits that will be provided under the Scheme to improve their livelihood.
He also stressed about the crucial role of improving the savings and credit in a Self Help Group and explained on how to maintain a quality balance sheet and other book keeping aspects.
During the technical session, Ditolyn Sumi, Agriculture Officer trained the group on how to follow improved package of practices on Soybean for higher production and encouraged the farmers to fill the huge gap between production and consumption by attaining self sufficiency.
She also demonstrated on how to go for Seed treatment to avoid various seed borne diseases and maintain a healthy crop stand in the field.
The Department supplied the SHG with seed money, Soybean HYV seeds, Falcon tool sets, Biofertilizers, knapsack sprayer and watering can as an input support. Altogether, 15 members of the group attended the said meeting. (Page News Service)