Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Turning pandemic into agricultural opportunity

farmers paddy field

Kohima, July 18: Elated with the bountiful harvest during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic, first class contractor Pele Khezhie continued to turn the pandemic into an agricultural opportunity.

In this, Pele Khezhie, who is also the president of Nagaland Contractors’ & Suppliers Union said that last year during the peak period of COVID-19 pandemic villagers had come forward in paddy transplantation in his field at Dzü along Kohima-Chakhabama road.
Saying that the good harvest has been encouraging, he said this time it was not only about transplantation but also creating an opportunity for the younger generation to learn to get back to the soil along with the experienced farmers as well as a reflection of goodwill gesture in helping one another during paddy transplantation, as practiced by forefathers.
With limitations in sporting activities, even sportspersons can indulge in agricultural activities as part of their routine exercises, he said.
In this, Naga style wrestlers from Kohima Village, including former NWA champions Kezhalelie Keretsu and Menuosetuo Yiese also came forward to work for the paddy transplantation process in the paddy field.
Acknowledging their service, Khezhie subscribed to their participation in the agricultural activities as a morale boost to the farming community as well.

COVID-19 pandemic may have disheartened many but farming activities has continued and it should be the prime focus to food sufficiency, he said during paddy transplantation in his paddy field.
(Page News Service)