Multidisciplinary training on soil testing and organic farming concludes

PASIGHAT, Jan 24: The 10 days multidisciplinary training on soil testing and organic farming for sustainable agriculture management in North East India for extension functionaries of Arunachal Pradesh concluded at the College of Horticulture & Forestry (CHF) here on 24 January.
Addressing extension functionaries from all the districts of the state, CHF Dean Dr AK Pandey spoke on the need and prospects of organic farming in Arunachal Pradesh and issuance of soil health cards to farmers.
He also called for developing and popularizing integrated nutrient management technologies to increase crop production.
College of Agriculture (Pasighat) Dean, Dr B N Hazarika apprised the participants about different teaching, research and extension activities taken up by the college for the benefit of students, line department officials, farmers, rural youths and extension functionaries of the state.
He also briefed about organic farming, soil testing, soil health management and initiatives taken up by the state government for promotion of organic farming, soil testing and issuing soil health cards.
Earlier, Head of East Siang KVK Dr Mahesh Pathak and HoD of NRM division, CHF Dr P Debnath briefed on the aims and objective of the training and various activities carried out during the training programme.