National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Nagaland Regional Office, Dimapur organized an “Interface with Scientists for identification of New and Innovative Technology for Transfer” in the conference hall of SASARD, Medziphema on November 11.
Dr. R.C. Nayak, DEAN of SASARD inaugurated the programme in the presence of DR. C. Rajkhowa, Director, National Research Centre for Mithun, Jharnapani; Dr. B.P. Bhatt; Joint Director, ICAR, Jharnapani and Dr. Deepak Chettri; Joint Director, Agri, Govt. of Nagaland.
The programme was attended by a number of scientists from ICAR, NRC-M, 07 Krishi Vijgan Kendra’s from Dimapur, Kohima, Phek, Wokha, Mon, Mokokchung and Tuensang) and all departments of SASARD.
Dr. U.S. Saha, general manager, NABARD, RO, Dimapur, himself a research scholar welcomed the gathering and raised some of thought provoking, crucial issues for the scientists to ponder, especially on sustainability and food security.
The scientists from ICAR, SASARD, NRC-M and KVK shared their learning’s and constraints at the grass-root level.
A couple of innovators, Imlitoshi (Solar dryer/energy conservation), Sethrichem Sangtam from Better Life Foundation were also given opportunity to share their innovation, innovative ideas for critical analysis and replication.
Other representatives from NGOs like Prodigals Home and Rongmei Baptist Association (RBA) also attended the program.
M K Mandal, deputy general manager; N Guite, assistant general manager and G. T. Khup, manager of NABARD, Nagaland RO also participated in the programme. An action plan for transfer of technology to the farmer’s field with the active involvement of ICAR, KVKs and SASARD was also prepared.