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ATMA meeting held in Zunheboto

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/20/2018 11:44:02 AM IST

An ATMA Management Committee (AMC)-&-District Farmers Advisory Committee (DFAC) meeting was held at the office of the project director ATMA & DSCO Zunheboto on August 13.

A press release by Er. Hitokali ATM, Zunheboto block stated that Shanavas C, chairman ATMA governing board & district commissioner, Zunheboto, remarked that the administration would give its full support and cooperation to organize various awareness programs that could benefit the public. He also promised to provide necessary aid towards innovative start-ups and commented on the lack of civic sense in Zunheboto citizens but encouraged them to keep striving and work hard for change. 

Ajit Ranjan, SDO Civil, encouraged the continuation of AMC meeting son time for convergence between the Agri & allied departments.

Kuhozhe, member DFAC and progressive farmers of Tokiye block, during the open forum discussion, lamented about the use of harmful fertilizers and chemicals and its adverse effect on the environment. The members were also encouraged to cultivate cardamom, banana, kiwi and were advised to focus on introduction of coffee cultivation in large scale.

Hukato, DAO, encouraged the farmers on cultivating organic farming practices, while Vikugha Kiba, DPO of Land Resources, stated that one of the ways to bring about change in the economy of Zunheboto was through cultivation of cardamom and coffee. Hekuto, district evaluation officer, Zunheboto announced that a case study on ATMA Zunheboto activities and its impact was being undertaken and requested the ATMA staff to cooperate. 

K. Khekiho Shohe, PD ATMA & DSCO Zunheboto lauded the DC and his colleagues for their enthusiasm towards ATMA activities and upliftment of farmers and citizens of Zunheboto.

Altogether 22 ATMA staff and 17 AMC & DFAC members attended the meeting.

The program was chaired by K. Khekiho Shohe, PD ATMA & DSCO, member secretary and interceded by Hilotoli Awomi, counsellor, SBCZ. Keynote address was delivered by Avitoli K Yeptho, Dy. PD ATMA, along with a slideshow presentation. A special song was presented by Chubatsur Jamir, BTM, Zunheboto block.

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