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Farmers’ clubs inaugurated in Dhansiripar
Published on 18 Dec. 2009 12:05 AM IST
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: A combined farmers clubs inauguration-cum-base-level orientation programme was held on December 15 at Dhansiripar Community Hall for four farmers clubs initiated by Prodigals’ Home with NABARD’s support in three villages, Amaluma, Doyapur and Ganeshnagar village under Dhansiripar. Speaking as chief guest, B.K. Thadani, managing director, NSCB congratulated the farmers for their interests and active participation in farmers’ clubs formation and urged them to forget the existence of various political parties in the village and concertedly work for village development. He explained that there are 33,000 farmers’ clubs in India and 19 in Nagaland, inclusive of Dhansiripar block. He also encouraged farmers’ clubs to be proactive and work hard and act as bridges between village communities, government departments and others private institutions. He also said cooperative banking was established to support farmers in the country and called upon the members to avail the services. However, he requested them to repay loan received by carrying out reproductive activities in earnest. Lauding NABARD for dedicative role in promoting Rural Development in Nagaland, chief guest also acknowledged Prodigals’ Home for initiating many developmental activities, besides the farmers’ clubs in the villages under Dhansiripar block. Earlier, deputy general manager, NABARD briefed the roles and importance of farmers club. He assured that NABARD will be supporting the clubs for a period of three years through the bank while emphasizing that good credit linkage has to be built up by the clubs. DGM NABARD and assistant manager, managing director, AGM and senior branch manager NSCB, district agriculture officer and colleagues, officials from district horticulture office and program coordinator from KVK Jharnapani participated in the programme wherein they highlighted farmer’s related activities and programmes available in their respective department. The day’s program witnessed a wide range of discussion between the departmental officials and members of the farmers club.

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