BIZARI/MOBANG, Feb 11: As many as 153 farmers benefitted from training programmes on modern farming practices organised by the NHPC’s Dibang Multipurpose Project (DMP) at Bizari (on 8 February) and Mobang (9 February) in Lower Dibang Valley district under the DMP’s corporate social responsibility and sustainable development programme.
The training programmes were held in collaboration with the agriculture department, and were aimed at equipping the farmers with knowledge of modern farming methods to double their income.
Officials from the agriculture department and Roing-based 3F Oil Palm Agro Tech Pvt Ltd imparted training to the farmers on various modern farming practices and enlightened them on the prospects of palm oil cultivation in the district, including its sustainability and long-term fixed returns.
Details on the subsidies being provided by the government for various types of cultivation were also enumerated. The farmers were later trained in vermicompost production techniques, mushroom cultivation, organic farming, paddy and maize crop intensification, scientific nutrients, and disease management in Khasi mandarin.
The DMP’s Deputy General Manager (Environment) Avinash Kumar and Senior Manager (Civil) Bengia Nyer also attended the programmes.
On Monday, the DMP distributed eight 100-litre capacity dustbins to the headmaster of the government secondary school in Bizari, under its CSR programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Kumar said, “Corporate social responsibility is not charity; it is a collaboration between the corporate sector and the society, and the survival of both depends on each other.”
He assured full cooperation from the NHPC towards keeping Lower Dibang Valley clean and green.