Input distribution prog held

MONIGONG, 15 May: The ICAR’s Basar (Leparada)-based research complex organised a ‘training-cum-input distribution programme’ under the aspirational village programme for the farmers here in Shi-Yomi district recently, benefitting 50 farmers.

During the programme, ICAR Research Complex Joint Director Dr H Kalita highlighted “feasible technologies developed by the ICAR AP centre for income generation as well as livelihood improvement through adoption of technologies.”

He emphasised on cultivating kiwi and off-season vegetables “through low-cost polyhouse, rain shelter and poly-tunnel, along with poultry and piggery farming.”

Horticulture scientist Dr Thejangulie Angami explained the scientific method of raising a vegetable nursery, and the cultivation method of kharif vegetables.

At the end of the programme, seeds of vegetables like okra, cowpea, French bean, cucumber, ridge gourd, bitter gourd, etc, along with hand rakes were distributed among the farmers.