Three-day programme for Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) sensitization in Tuensang district was held at Tuensang town from March 2-4, sponsored under state support to new extension reforms 2011.
District level exhibition-cum competition and block level Kisan mela-cum competition was held on March 2 where deputy commissioner and chairman GB ATMA Tuensang, Y.L. Jami was the chief guest.
On the second day, Jami also graced the district level farmers training held at the Town Hall Tuensang where the representative of Self Help Groups (SHGs) from eight blocks- Sangsangyu, Thonok, Shamator, Chessore, Longkhim, Noklak, Chare and Noksen attended the training.
The chief guest also released a book on technical folder translated in four major local dialects including Chang, Yimchunger, Sangtam and Khiamniungan.
In the SHG competition, Longkhim Women Society, Angangba won the first place while Noklak block United Self Help Group and Sangsangyu block vegetable dealer bagged the second and third prizes respectively. The best block under ATMA Tuensang was bagged by Shamator block.
Three district level field visit and demonstration programme was conducted on the third day. The team led by DC Tuensang and accompanied by a host of departmental officials toured Lilatsu, Hakchang (45 km away from Tuensang town), orange project under TM-NE-MM 11 maintained by department of horticulture covering an area of 30 hectares where demonstration were given by the seven departments under ATMA to the farmers.
The team also visited a farm school on integrated farming system at Tuensang village under Sangsangyu block and bee keeping, large cardamon cultivation and soil erosion control demonstration at Tuensang Kuthur road where the departments managed farm school and demonstration project.