ATMA activities conducted across the state

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/21/2019 11:58:27 AM IST

Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) has conducted various activities for farmers at Chessore and Longmatra blocks. 

ATMA Chessore block: ATMA Tuensang Chessore block conducted training and demonstration programme on various topicx at Sotokur, Kuthur and Y/anner villages on August 16 and 17, with Imnuksungba convenor ATMA (AHO) and Wapangtoshi ATM as resource persons. 
A press release from ATMA Chessore block stated that, during the training programme at Kuthur village resource person Imnuksungba emphasised on the importance of mushroom cultivation as a potential remunerative enterprise and gave the participants a method demonstration on the packages and practices of mushroom cultivation.  Wapangtoshi ATM, ATMA conducted training on preparation of detergent washing powder. At a separate programme held on August 17, ATMA Chessore inaugurated a fishery farm school where M. AkumYimchunger was appointed as the farm teacher. Merenjungla Pongen BTM, ATMA gave a brief highlight on the importance and role of a farm teacher. Besides field demonstration on application of Bordeaux mixture and nursery seedbed preparation was imparted to the farmers by Dekhingbi ATM and Mr. P. Yongyu Phom ATM, ATMA.
Meanwhile five new SHGs were formed and mobilized wherein, seed money given to two (2) SHG through direct benefit transfer (DBT). Altogether 56 farmers attended the training and demonstration programme and agricultural inputs were distributed to all the participants. 
ATMA Longmatra block: ATMA Kiphire, Longmatra block, conducted training and demonstration on oyster mushroom cultivation at Sangtsoze village on August 12 targeting women Self Help Groups (SHGs) and inauguration of pineapple farm school programme at Sanphure village on August 16.
A press release from BTM Longmatra block Moakumzuk stated that, ATM, Tsungrozen demonstrated and deliberated on the benefits of mushroom cultivation and its contribution in elevating the economic status of the family. Mushroom spawns were distributed at the end of the programme to the beneficiaries. During the inauguration of pineapple farm school, Tetsangmong was appointed as the farm teacher. BTM, Moakumzuk highlighted on functions of ATMA and concept of farm school and the role of the farm teacher. 
He also emphasized on the economic benefits of pineapple farming. Farmers’ groups were also mobilized and seed money was handed over to the SHGs during the programme. Altogether 38 farmers along with ATMA functionaries attended the programme.
ATMA Sangsangnyu block: ATMA Sangsangnyu block, Tuensang conducted inauguration of farm school, training, demonstration programmes and mobilization of farmers at Konya village on August 16 and 17. 
A press release from ATMA Sangsangnyu block stated that, cardamom farm school was inaugurated by BTT convener Beso Chang (JSCO) and the concept of the farm school and role of farm teacher was explained to the farmers by BTM Temjenmen. B. Moshaba Chang, a pioneer in cardamom cultivation was appointed as farm school teacher.
Resource person BTT member Chemlila Sangtam (HI) demonstrated on cultivation practices in large cardamom and trained the farmers on post harvesting and processing methods. Beso Chang (JSCO), BTT convener gave training on soil and water conservation practices emphasizing on contour bunding and contour trenching and their construction.  
Farmer groups were also mobilized on August 17 and ATM Mayangthemba Longkumer imparted training on managing agricultural and kitchen waste through composting and encouraged the participants to make composting a viable option for a source of rich organic matter. 
He also gave a practical demonstration on preparation of nursery bed for cabbage. The demonstration was followed by distribution of cabbage seeds. Altogether 30 farmers and ATMA functionaries attended the programme.
ATMA Akuhaito block: An “Integrated Farm School” was inaugurated by Walu AFA of SDAO Akuluto office on August 16 at Naghuto village under Akuhaito block. A press release from ATMA Akuhaito block stated that, Atoshe was appointed the farm school teacher along with few progressive farmers. 


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