Training on oil palm cultivation concludes

RUKSIN, Aug 30: In all, 89 farmers along with Dollungmukh Anchal Chairperson, Nido Yapok took part in a two-day training programme on ‘Oil palm cultivation and vermicompose’ conducted by the State Agriculture Management Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Pasighat at Dollungmukh Vivekananda Kendriya Vidyalaya in Lower Siang district, which concluded on Wednesday.
Addressing the inaugural day of the training, Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd, Manager, M Muthuselvan explained the participants that oil palm is a perennial horticulture crop which starts yielding after three to four years of plantation and will give sustained yields up to 30 years.
Assistant directors of Agriculture (Training), Megh Nath Bori and Sengo Dini, who acted as resource persons, highlighted the prospects of oil palm cultivation in the state and advised the farmers to adopt oil palm cultivation to boost their income besides availing associated benefits under the cultivation project.