‘Need to disseminate new agricultural technologies among farmers’

KHONSA, Aug 28: Minister, Agriculture, Trade and Commerce, DoTCL, Fisheries, Wangki Lowang has put emphasis on dissemination of new agricultural technologies among farmers to improve their livelihood.
He was addressing a Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Tirap organized day-long programme on ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ at the community hall of Deomali on Sunday last.
The Minister also distributed 12 soil health cards to the farmers on the occasion.
Tirap Deputy Commissioner, P N Thungon in his address highlighted the importance and benefits of organic farming. He also emphasized on Open Defecation Free district and to keep better working environment in each and every office of the district.
Senior Scientist and Head of the Tirap KVK, Dr Indu, Retired District Agriculture Officer, G Hocha and DFO Deomali, Navneet Shrivastava also shared their expert views on doubling farmers’ income by 2022.
A total of 256 farmers participated in the programme.
The KVK Yachuli also organized a programme on ‘Sankalp Se Sidhi”, to improve the living condition of farmers through improved agricultural practices.
Transport Parliamentary Secretary Lilkha Saaya, who presided over the meeting, lauded the efforts of the government to reach out to the weaker sections of the society through the scheme. He called upon the farmers to be aware of the new policy, beneficial schemes and new agricultural technologies to double their income.
Saaya, who is also the local MLA, asked the KVK officials to prepare soil health cards for Yazali,Yachuli and Pistana circles. He also advised the farmers to dig composite pits in their backyards to generate organic manure.
Deputy Commissioner Kemo Lollen and KVK head and senior scientist Dr A N Tripathy also highlighted the objectives of the programme.
The government envisions doubling the income of farmers by 2022, focusing on improved agriculture practices and better agricultural marketing, informed Dr Tripathy. He assured to provide all assistance to the farmers.
The programme was attended by PRI members, progressive farmers, scientists and officials from agri-allied sectors. (DIPRO)