Skill development training for doubling farm income

Itanagar, Mar 12: A 10-day skill development training for doubling farm income began on 8 March for progressive farmers and rural youth of Nari and Namey villages under Lower Siang district.
The College of Horticulture and Forestry, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Central Agricultural University (CAU), Pasighat is conducting the training under CAU-Tribal Sub Plan Project.
The training is practical oriented based on the principle of “learning by doing”. The major topics of the training cover fish farming and post harvest handling of fishes, mushroom cultivation, polyhouse culture, vermin composting, soil health, organic farming, livestock farming, cultivation and protecting of fruits, vegetables plantation and spice crops; post harvest management and value addition, etc.
The College of Horticulture and Forestry also created infrastructure such as polyhouse, vermin-compost unit and mushroom house in two villages for the training and demonstration purpose.
Irrigation pumps, seed materials, and other such materials were distributed to farmers in presence of ASMs and gaon burahs.
Dr A K Pandey, Dean College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat, Dr BN Hazarika, Dean, College of Agriculture, Pasighat; Dr U K Behra, Dean, College of Agriculture, Kyrdemkulai, Meghalaya, Dr B R Phukan , Coordinator of the project were present on the occasion.