Farmers hostel of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Wokha was inaugurated on June 26 with Dr. A. K. Singh, deputy director general, Indian Council of Agriculture Research, New Delhi as the chief guest.
Dr. A. K. Singh spoke on research developments that were being undertaken by scientist in various disciplines pertaining to agriculture. He said Krishi Vigyan Kendra was established in almost all the district of rural India which acted as a window of technology transfer to farming community and encouraged the farmers of the district to fully utilize the facility provided at their door step.
He also said that KVK do not make available any subsidies but was a resource centre for technologies which were found suitable for the district.
Dr. S.V Ngachan, Director, ICAR (RC) for NEH Region, Barapani, government of India interacted with farmers pertaining to impact of Jhum cultivation on climate change, terrace cultivation and water harvesting for sustaining during drought situations.
He informed that a contingency plan for the district will be formulated for facing such natural calamities.
Short speech was also delivered by Dr. B. P. Bhatt, Joint Director, ICAR, Nagaland Centre, Joint Director, Tripura Centre and Farmers Representative. Participants include representative from district administration, district agriculture and allied departments, Directorate of Agriculture, Kohima, Scientist and staff from ICAR, Nagaland Centre, Progressive farmers and SHG’s from neighbouring villages.
After the programme Dr. A. K. Singh and director planted tree sapling to mark their visit. Free alder saplings were also distributed to the farmers during the occasion.