Youths urged to take interest in agri sector

ROING, Jan 31: Coordinator of the Extension & Education Affairs in the office of Union Minister of Agricultural & Farmers Welfare, Prof Jitendra Chouhan has called upon the youths to take interest in agriculture sector and make agriculture as profitable venture in the state.
Chouhan was addressing at the inaugural session of the two-days training programme on “Promotion and Production of Organic Turmeric & Ginger” at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lower Dibang Valley on Tuesday.
Emphasizing on large scale marketing of agriculture produces, Chouhan informed that the union agriculture ministry has been taking many steps to double the income of farmers.
In her inaugural address, Zila Parishad Chairperson Sipi Elapra urged the KVK, the College of Horticulture & Forestry, and the ICAR to extend all sorts of technical support to farmers for modern and commercial farming.
MIDH Project Investigator Dr Bhanu Prakash Mishra highlighted the activities of the MIDH and DASD, while Anjaw KVK head and Senior Scientist, Dr Manish Kanwat called upon the trainees to start scientific farming.
Lower Dibang Valley KVK head Dr T J Ramesha highlighted the activities of the KVK in his district. The resource persons also responded to the farmers’ queries during interaction session.
During technical session, various need-based aspects of ginger and turmeric cultivation in the region were discussed, followed by farmers’ field visit.
The programme was organized by the College of Horticulture & Forestry, CAU, Pasighat under the flagship programme of Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) and sponsored by the Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development (DASD), Kerela.
Nini Pertin, former Joint Director of Agriculture cum Senior Nodal Officer for KVKs, Dr Chandra Deo, Associate Professor (Horticulture) and Dr Sanjeev Kumar Assistant Professor (Agro-forestry) were also present on the occasion.