A three day training program on Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) got underway from November 25 at Sameti hall, Medziphema. The training is organized by the department of Agriculture in collaboration with Indian Institute of Soil Science (I.I.S.S) Bhopal.
Secretary to government of Nagaland, department of Agriculture N. Mesen in his inaugural speech said Naga people think of many things but do not know how to implement the modern innovation. Nagas are very expert in traditional method, “which is why our state overall state economy is not that sound” because Nagas do not know how to apply the new method for quantity production. He said department of Agriculture was trying its best to improve Jhum cultivation technique for quality production to give sufficient food grain for the people of the state.
Stating that India stood second in the world in terms of food grain production and the country was trying to produce sufficient food production, stability in food grain was necessary to achieve its goal, he added.
While welcoming the trainees from all over the districts, he said that, the trainees were well educated and well trained officers representing the department which he urged the officers present in the programme to play vital role to bring more innovative and ideas to bring surplus production for the state.
33 officials including DAOs and SDAOs from eleven districts are taking part in the training. Resource persons from I.I.S.S. Bhopal led by Dr. A. K. Biswas, Principal Scientist & Team leader, Dr. N. L. Lenka Senior Scientist, Dr. M.C. Manna, Dr. Brijlal Lakaria, Dr. B.K. Singh and Dr. R.H.Wanjari are the resource persons from I.I.S.S. Bhopal. Various topics on I.N.M issues are to be discussed during the technical sessions. Attending the function as special invitee, Dr. B.P. Bhatta, Jont Director of I.C.A.R Jharnapani also spoke on the occasion.