ATMA activities conducted across Nagaland

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 5/14/2019 11:31:37 AM IST

Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) has been conducting various activities across Nagaland for the benefit and welfare of farming community. 

ATMA Tsaru block, Tuensang: ATMA Tsaru block, Tuensang district conducted training and demonstration programme on various topics at Alisopur village on May 11. 
The resource persons of the programme were AO, BTT convenor Tsaru block, Thritiba Sangtam, Dr. T. Arenmongla (BTM), Tiyongnaro (ATM) and Imlinukshi (ATM). The resource persons spoke on package and practices of cardamom, mushroom cultivation, coffee plantation and soyabean cultivation. 
Meanwhile Block Farmers Advisory Committee (BFAC) meeting was also held at Alisopur village. During the meeting BTM, Dr. T. Arenmongla highlighted about the activities that was conducted in the previous years and explained about the role of BFAC members. New Food Security Group (FSG) under the nomenclature “ASI THRI” was formed and mobilized with 10 members. Soyabean seeds, mushroom spawns and hand pruners were distributed to the farmers wherein seed money of Rs. 10,000 each was given to Sudong FSG Kiding village, Amujang SHG Tronger village and Avi SHG Longkhetpeh village through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). Altogether 32 farmers from five villages along with officials and ATMA functionaries attended the programme.
ATMA Tamlu block, Longleng: ATMA Tamlu block, Longleng conducted kisan gosthi-cum-field day on May 13, at areca nut farm school, Tamlu village. Ngangshimeyu Moasunep, BTM explained the economic benefits of intercropping during the long pre-bearing stage of areca nut. The farm school teacher, K. Bongjai explained on how to raise areca nut seedlings in the nursery and demonstrated on preparation of seed beds and method of planting in the nursery. An interactive session was held where the farmers shared about their experiences on areca nut farming. 
ATMA Dhansiripar block, Dimapur: ATMA Dhansiripar block, Dimapur conducted kisan gosthi at Singrijan village on May 9. Resource person for the programme was directorate, plant protection quarantine & storage, CIPMC, Dimapur, Kiachang (SA), who inspected the infested maize plant from the recent Fall Armyworm pest on May 9 at Singrijan village. Kiachang also explained in detail about the important measures to be taken into account.
ATMA Sitimi block: ATMA, Sitimi block, conducted training on mushroom using paddy straw cultivation method at Langzanger village on May 11. Resource person BTM, Sitimi block, Hokato Achumi, explained the process along with video demonstration to the farmers and further simplified the process of straw tied into bundles.The programme was chaired by ATM, Sitimi block, Lipokjungla Ozukum. Altogether, 24 farmers attended the training and mushroom spawns were distributed to them for the initial start-up, the release stated. 
ATMA Meluri block, Phek:  ATMA Meluri block, Phek conducted a BFAC meeting, training and demonstration at Meluri village on April 26, with BTM Meluri block and farmer friend Meluri village as resource persons. Farmers were trained on the dapog method of paddy nursery raising. 
The resource person encouraged the farmers to practice the dapog method as it not only save time but also enhance the production of paddy. A field demonstration of maize and beans intercropping with proper line sowing was shown in a field. A Food Security Group (FSG) for the village was also formed.
ATMA Niuland block, Dimapur: ATMA Dimapur, Niuland block conducted a “Line sowing methods in okra” demonstration at Niuland town, with Nzamo Kikon, ATM Niuland block as resource person on April 26. 
ATMA Akuhaito block, Zunheboto: ATMA Akuhaito block, Zunheboto conducted a BFAC meeting at Lokobomi village on April 27, with a total of eight farmers from the block. A demonstration on cultivation practices of sponge gourd was also shown by Akangtula Jamir (Hor). The meeting was chaired by ATMA Akuhaito Kaiho Achumi. 


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