A two day farmer’s training program on rubber production was held from May 25.
The training was perhaps the first of its kind for ATMA Mokokchung to organize such programs under rubber production.
The training schedule included theoretical aspects on and field trip for hands on experience.
The resource person for the training was B. Borthakur ADO Rubber Board India. The training received good response from the farmers who showed a keen interest.
The training gave a detailed account of how to plant, grow and tend to tapping of rubber latex were imparted. Besides various techniques and inputs on maintaining rubber was given by the resource person to the trainees.
At the field trip to IWMP project of rubber plantation at Longphayimsen, the trainees were given hands on experience on techniques of planting to the finish products.
Project director ATMA Mokokchung Tekatoshi in his remarks said that after seeing the good response for rubber cultivation, ATMA was mooting for training of rubber at block level in the future.