Trg in ginger and turmeric farming imparted

PASIGHAT, Mar 23: Eighty-three farmers from different villages of East Siang district attended a two-day training programme on ‘boosting farmers’ income through ginger and turmeric farming’, which concluded here on Saturday.
Conducted by the agriculture department at the College of Horticulture & Forestry (CHF), the programme was funded by Calicut-based Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development.
During the training, CHF Dean Prof BN Hazarika advised the farmers to grow cash crops like ginger and turmeric, while East Siang Deputy Director of Agriculture YJ Lego spoke about issues of marketing ginger and turmeric, and about how best they can be solved.
Vegetable Science Department Head Dr Pranabjyoti Sarma delivered a presentation on improved production technology of ginger. He also highlighted the marketing channels for getting maximum returns by the growers.
Assistant Professor Dr Ps Mariam Anal spoke about the practices of turmeric cultivation, and informed that turmeric varieties, Megha Turmeric-1 and NDH-98, may be promoted for commercial cultivation in the state.
Associate Professor Dr C Deo, Profs SD Warade and P Debnath, Drs RC Shakywar and Arwankie Shadap and CHF junior horticulturist Tasso Yatung also spoke.