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Farm machineries distributed in Niuland

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/13/2019 12:11:57 PM IST

Department of Agriculture, Niuland distributed farm machineries (paddy thresher and power tiller) under Sub-Mission on Agriculture Mechanization (SMAM) 2018-19 at sub-divisional agriculture office (SDAO), Niuland on June 12. 

A press release from SDAO office Niuland, stated that ADC Niuland, Athrila S lauded the department of Agriculture for extending the facilities available under the scheme to uplift the farming community. 
She encouraged the farmers to judiciously use the machineries and requested the beneficiary villages to extend the utility of the machineries even to the neighbouring villages. 
Short speech on behalf of the beneficiaries was delivered by Viyito, G.B, Hakhizhe village where he expressed gratitude to the department for providing the most need based machineries to the farmers. 
He said Niuland sub-division has a huge potential for increasing the production and productivity and farm mechanization was much needed approach.
A short video clip on the operation of paddy thresher and brief explanation on its advantages over the conventional method was shown by Imkongyanger, AI. 
Earlier, SDAO L. Kivika Chophi who chaired the programme also highlighted the aims and objectives of the scheme and various facilities that can be availed under the scheme. 
Vote of thanks was pronounced by Veronica Yeptho, AO. 
An undertaking was obtained from all the beneficiary villages and a stern warning issued against misuse of the farm machineries. A total of 60 farmers participated in the distribution programme.  

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