Workshop on sustainable agriculture held

ITANAGAR, Nov 21: The agriculture department of the Himalayan University (HU) organised a workshop on ‘Modern approaches for nutritional food security and sustainability of agriculture in Northeast India’, here on Thursday.
Attending the programme, HU vice-chancellor Dr HS Sharma said “the department of agriculture needs to spread information among farmers, so that they can increase their yield and income,” and registrar Dr Vivek Mittal explained the problems in the agriculture cropping system.
Agriculture HoD Dr Raja Husain spoke about chemical fertilizers, and enumerated approaches through which farmers could “increase production without losing the quality of the grain or fruit.”
RGU’s Botany HoD, Dr Hui Tag, explained the agriculture-related problems in Arunachal, and how to manage them, stressing on organic farming and use of organic manures.
Several agriculture students of the university presented posters as part of a competition organised to mark the programme.
Ramu Cheri (BSc) won the first prize, Taba Alice (BSc) won the second, and two students – Zamsini Taniang (MSc) and Gichik Lapang (BSc) – jointly won the third prize.