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Culmination programme of PMKSY-WDC held in Wokha

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/28/2020 12:41:06 PM IST

Department of Land Resources organized a culmination programme of PMKSY-WDC (erstwhile IWMP) IWMP-V & VI under batch III at Town hall, Wokha on February 28 with Deputy Commissioner Wokha, Orenthung Lotha as the special guest.

According to DIPR report, addressing the culmination function, the DC said that the department has introduced such scheme and projects to assist farmers with the vision of extending the coverage of irrigating and improving water use efficiency and to promote livelihood for the farming community. He also informed that such projects are introduced to encourage the farmers to show them ways to improve their livelihood where he urged all to extend cooperation to the department by way of improving the projects and schemes undertaken in their villages and avail the benefits.

DC added that their land is blessed with rich resources and appealed to the farmers to innovate new ideas by taking up scientific method of farming and make proper use of the land for sustainability.

Joint director, Land Resources, Albert Ngullie who also spoke during the function, said this programme was started in 2011-12 which covers 26 villages under three blocks in the district. Lauding the farming community for the support extended during the project period, he urged them to take up steps and continue giving more effort for their sustainability.

Ngullie also urged them to strictly follow the exit protocol guideline covered under this project. Even though this project culminates, he informed that many more major programmes are coming up where he called for the same support for successful implementation of the programmes. Stressing on the guideline, he further asked them to constitute Watershed Management Board for proper maintenance of records, accountability as well as transparency.

Members from watershed committee who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries thanked the department of Land Resources for introducing several programmes, projects and schemes which empowered and uplifted the lives of the farmers and further added that they have benefited a lot through the many projects taken up in their areas/villages.

According to DPO Wokha, the successful projects under the schemes in the district are rubber, coffee and areca nut plantation, where 900 plus household tapping rubbers yielding with an income of more than 20 crores annually according to 2019 census.

Later the special guest handed over the WDF & guideline documents to the beneficiaries. Under WDF, an amount of Rs. 40, 82,299/- were handed over to 26 villages.

The function was chaired by District Project Officer Wokha, Tepunol Yore while vote of thanks was proposed by WDT member, Eyingberni.

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