Farmers advised to adopt scientific cropping methods

DIYUN, Sep 2: National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) District Development Manager (DDM) Kamal Roy advised the members of the farmers clubs to adopt scientific methods of cultivation for higher crop yield.
Addressing farmers’ clubs’ members during a ‘meet with experts’ programme held here in Changlang district in collaboration with the NERCORMP, Roy advised the farmers to work together and adopt appropriate technology with the help of the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) and find solutions to the problems faced by them.
The NABARD supports active and vibrant farmers’ clubs for exposure visits and provides training through experts, and encourages progressive farming methods, he said.
He also detailed all state and central government-sponsored schemes, such as CMKRY, DDUBY, DDUSY, DEDS, NLM and KCC.
ERCORMP District Project Director N Sukajit explained the prospects of various agri-horti crops grown in the region. He emphasized on value addition of the crops for better returns.
Agriculture Development Officer AK Pandey told the participants about the benefits of scientific methods for cultivation, rabi and kharif crops, and benefits of organic farming.
Diyun SBI Branch Manager Vikash Kumar assured credit support to the clubs to take up agriculture and allied activities. He informed the farmers about the rate of interest and other bank related schemes.
District Project Director N Sukajit, Betterson Nongthombam from the National Resource Management Office, and NERCORMP Institutional Development Officer Daiahun Thonglam were other resource persons of the programme.
AMYAA supervising officer Montu Chakma highlighted the features of the farmers’ club programme of the NABARD, and the role of farmers in an agrarian society like Arunachal Pradesh.
All the members of the clubs promoted by the AMYAA and sponsored by the NABARD attended the programme.