Village self governance campaigns across districts

ITANAGAR, May 2: As a part of celebration of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan programme (Village Self Governance Campaign) in Lohit district, Gram Swaraj Diwas was organised at Government Secondary, Loiliang village under Tezu circle.
Panchayat members, villagers from Loiliang and other two nearby villages, namely Hucheliang and Pomliang attended the function.
DRDA Tezu Project Director Duyu Ribya highlighted the significance of various rural development programmes being implemented in the district, such as PMAY (G), MG-NREGA, IWMP, etc.
He informed that Loiliang village has been selected under the state flagship programme of Chief Minister’s Adarsh Gramin Yojana (CMAGY) to develop it as a model village in the district and works will be taken up on receipt of fund from the government.
He appealed to the Panchayat members and villagers alike for proper implementation of all the poverty alleviation programmes in their respective villages for uplifting their livelihood.
Tezu Block Development Officer G Manyu, APO (M) SN Singh and APO (Tech) K Dondup requested the village leaders to motivate the villagers to link their respective bank accounts with Aadhar card for convenience of making payments.
They all requested the Panchayat and village leaders to avail all the opportunities provided by the government for improving their livelihood.
Besides RD officers and officials, the function was attended by representatives of State Bank of India (Tezu Branch), Deputy Director APEDA, and District Food & Civil Supplies Officer.
They also explained about various schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Ujala Scheme and Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, concerning their respective departments in the said function.
The central observers, Gram Swaraj Abhiyan for Kra Daadi and Kurung Kumey districts visited Palin on 30 April.
HK Suanthang, Director Agriculture Operations and Farmer Welfare and YP Yadav, Deputy Secretary Water Resource, GoI interacted with the villagers regarding availing government schemes.
On 2 May, they reviewed all the initiatives under GSA undertaken in Kra Daadi district during an interaction programme with HODs in Nyokum Hall, Palin.
Suanthang suggested for financial literacy in terms of saving and insurance, while Yadav asked about achievements of the district in implementing the schemes.
Later, they visited Dui village, where Kishan Kalyan Karyashala was organized by ATMA, Kra Daadi district. The HODs of agriculture, horticulture, veterinary, fisheries and textile brief the farmers about various schemes available for doubling their income by 2022.
Some farmers and PRIs members suggested that before undertaking any scheme, land development must be undertaken first in a hilly state. They also expressed their apprehension regarding political involvement in selection of beneficiaries.
Suanthang spoke about e-NAM, which he said will help in minimizing the involvement of middleman during selling of agricultural produce. He also told about farmer friends, kishan call centre, and customer hiring centre while Yadav spoke about PMKSY and optimal utilization of available resources.
In Tawang, a workshop on doubling farmers’ income was organised by the Project Director, ATMA Tawang with support from Department of Agriculture, Horticulture and Krishi Vigyan Kendra on the occasion of Kisan Kalyan Diwas under the ongoing Gram Swaraj Abhiyan at Zomkhang Hall.
Progressive farmers were honoured for their excellent work in the field of agriculture and horticulture during the programme.
Sharing their experiences and success stories, the farmers expressed gratitude to the department for the assistance rendered by the department in the form of free/ subsidised seeds, saplings, machineries and trainings imparted.
Apart from highlighting the good agriculture and allied practices, the farmers were informed regarding the CSS and state plan schemes and flagship programmes of various departments and exhibition stalls were also installed during the event.
While the participating farmers were given seeds and manure for free cost by local MLA, Tsering Tashi, the Agriculture department also provided them with agricultural tools.
Speaking on the occasion, the MLA Tashi highlighted on the importance of agriculture with regard to the economy as well as cultural significance attached to it.
Reflecting on the lack of opportunities due to diminishing agricultural land, MLA exhorted the farmers to adopt agriculture based businesses. He also reiterated on increasing productivity through Intensification of crop per unit area, use of improved machineries and tools and commercial production of crops.
Tawang DC Sang Phuntsok also reflected on aspects of diversified farming and requested the farmers to take up cultivation of new crops, such as walnut, taking into consideration its climatic, soil suitability and its market value.
At Pedung village, near Bomdila, the Kisan Kalyan Diwas was celebrated at the village community hall, where Agriculture Field Assistant Tsering Dema spoke regarding the importance of the National Security Mission, Blue Revolution, National Livestock Mission, etc.
Anchal Samiti Member Pema Khangriju and gaon Burah Passang Monpa also appealed to the farmers to engage in organic farming as much as possible.
Bomdila LAMPS vice chairman Lobsang Genchen spoke on Gram Shakti Abhiyan, Ujjwala Panchayat and Ayushaman Bharat Abhiyan.
In West Siang district, the department of Agriculture celebrated Kisan Kalyan Diwas in all blocks of the district.
The main objective of the day was to hold widespread discussion on irrigation with sufficient budget, provision of quality seeds and nutrients, large investment in warehousing and cold chains, promotions of value addition through food processing, creation of National farm market, introduction of new crop insurance Scheme and promotion of poultry beekeeping and fisheries.
A farmer-scientist interaction was also held in collaboration with KVK Basar.
EAC (Admin) Henkir Lollen exhorted the farmers to learn technical knowhow by keeping in touch with officers of the department and its allied departments.
Kisan Morcha state president Donggli Libang also encouraged organic farming to attract more buyers.
As per records, West Siang district has the highest number of registered farmers in the state.
At Seppa, eight Kisan Kalyan Karyashalas were conducted for the eight blocks and the best progressive farmers were awarded at each block level.
A total of 280 farmers participated in the said programme across the district.
During the programmes, pamphlets and leaflets were distributed, farmers’ success stories were presented, farmers-scientists interaction held and strategies and action plans were discussed by all the HODS.
The programme was held by Deputy Director of Agriculture -cum- PD ATMA, in collaboration with all stakeholders of ATMA, East Kameng district.
Kisan Kaliyan Karyashala was organized at the three blocks of Raga, Ziro and Yachuli under Lower Subansiri district by the department of Agriculture, in collaboration with deputy director, Farmer Training Centre, Ziro.
Officers from Agriculture and allied departments and scientists from KVK Yachuli participated as resource persons and discussed on ways to achieve the target for doubling farmers’ income by 2022. (DIPROS)
As a part of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan campaign, Kisan Kalyan Diwas was celebrated all over Siang district.
In Pangin, it was celebrated at Government Higher Secondary School in presence of ADC Pangin Tamik Talom, Deputy Director Agriculture Baleng Mengu and a host of other officers, staff and PRI members.
The programme witnessed active participation from many SHGs and progressive farmers from the nearby villages like Pangin, Koreng, yeksi etc.
Agriculture Development Officer Pangin Limi Ado and Horticulture Development officer Pangin Oying Tayeng informed the participants about the various ongoing agricultural and horticultural schemes.
Staff from Agriculture and allied departments in collaboration with concerned administrative officers organised Kisan Kalyan Diwas at all targeted villages in the district.
The Kisan Kalyan Karyashala was organized at Khonsa, wherein farmers from all over the district attended.
Khonsa ADC Techu Aran highlighted about the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan programme, while Tirap Agriculture Deputy Director, Pangnye Khoisia appealed to the farmers to go for sustainable agriculture and turn the farming practice into double income oriented rather than production oriented.
HoDs from allied departments, including Horticulture, Veterinary & Fishery also participated and briefed the farmers in their respective subjects.
In Anjaw, a district wide outreach programme on agriculture was flagged off in four CD blocks as part of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan.
Launching the Krishi Kalyan Karyashala from Walla Panchayat of Hawai circle, Deputy Director Agriculture Mark Boje gave away incentives to farmers as a token of encouragement.
Similar camps were held at Walong, Tee-pani, Quibang and Hayuliang. Power Tiller and Paddy de-husking machines were distributed to the farmers, who had been selected by the district level committee.