Two-day training programme on “Improved production technology of fruit crops” was organized by Central Institute of Horticulture, department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, Medziphema, Nagaland on January 11 and 12 at Agartala, Tripura.
Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, Dr. Gorakh Singh, Horticulture Commissioner, department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India said North-East states had a vast potential in cultivating horticultural crops on large scale. However, he said there was also a need to intensify horticulture by adopting improved technology like high-density planting in various horticultural crops.
He also opined that growers should be given more of the practical aspects rather than theory.
Chief guest also spoke on meadow orcharding in guava and improved production technology of guava”.
In the programme, welcome address was delivered by director, Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Tripura, Dr. Akali Sema, director, CIH highlighted the programme and activities of the institute while vote of thanks was proposed by Meribeni Shitiri, Technical Consultant, CIH.
The resource persons for the training included Dr. Ashok Bhattacharya, principal Scientist (plant pathology), AAU, Jorhat, Director, CIH, Khokan Roy, Dy. Director, Horticulture research complex, Nagicherra, Tripura, Ashok Bhattacharjee, VSPO, horticulture research complex, Nagicherra, Tripura, Meribeni Shitiri, assistant horticulture specialist, Central Institute of Horticulture and Dietholhou Rhakho, assistant horticulture specialist, CIH. Altogether 66 farmers from different districts of Tripura attended the training.