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Training on multiple cropping system stresses on food security
Published on 22 Jul. 2009 12:47 AM IST
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The three day departmental officers/functionaries training on multiple cropping system, was inaugurated on July 21. The training is being co-sponsored by state nodal office, ATMA & NERIWALM Tezpur. The inaugural session of the 3 (three) days training was chaired by A.Y. Ovung, additional director agriculture. Ovng in his welcome address stressed on the importance of multiple cropping in our context for enhancement of production in the minimum available area. E.H. Lotha, joint director, crop production, emphasized on multiple cropping in the state scenario. Dr. A.K. Pathak, guest faculty NERIWALM in his address gave a brief highlight of the training. He also mentioned that the North-East region lacked behind in all fields including agriculture as compared to the national scenario. Dr. Supong Keitzar, director agriculture emphasized that in cropping system, environment and food security were important issues for sustainability. He also mentioned that 936 million people in the world went to bed without food and 6000 died every day in India due to hunger and malnutrition. Therefore, he added that food production should be accorded top priority for sustaining the human population for which multiple cropping system can play an important role. Vote of thanks was delivered by T.R. Yanthan, joint director, directorate of agriculture.

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