HAWAI, Sep 13: Under the initiatives of ATMA and MOVCD of Anjaw district unit, a farmers and scientists meet cum workshop was organized at Teepani village on Tuesday.
This is the first farmers-scientists meet after a spell of disaster in large cardamom cultivation in the district.
MLA cum APMDTCL chairperson, Dasanglu Pul called upon the farmers of the district to work with scientific temperament and gain knowledge from the experts and resource persons from various agencies, like Agriculture and Horticulture departments, Krishi Vigyan Kendra and SHEEL Biotech Ltd, a partner in the MOVCD -NER initiative.
Highlighting various flagship programmes under the central and state governments, such as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Swavalamban Yojna, RKVY and CM Krishi Rinn Yojna, she called for working on mission mode to establish a global market of the agriculture produces, like large cardamom.
Pul also distributed agricultural aid and equipment to the participating farmers.
Deputy Commissioner, Mamata Riba, who is also chairperson of ATMA governing body and MOVCD Anjaw, highlighted the importance of spice cultivation to boost the economy of the district.
Riba exhorted the farmers and other stakeholders to take benefit of the Digital India movement launched by the Central government. “Farmers and buyers should use digital applications, like Kisan Suvidha, Krishi Mitra, Kheti Badi, Krishi Gyan Crop Insurance, e- Agriculture markets to gain knowledge for successful farming”, she said
The DC further informed that major nursery projects have been approved under BADP in Anjaw as a step towards viral disease management.
In the technical sessions, Senior Scientist, P Subash of SHEEL Biotech Ltd made a presentation on the MOVCD benefits.
KVK Scientist Dr S Ngomle and E Rebecca gave power-point presentations on ways and means for eradication of viral diseases and benefits of nursery plantation.
A large number of people, including government officials from agriculture department, businessmen, representatives of SHEEL Biotech Ltd and Panchayat leaders attended the programme.
Under MOVCD-NER, around 500 hectares of land has been taken up for large cardamom cultivation in the district. (DIPRO)