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Farmers in Peren receive organic farming training

Farmers in Peren receive organic farming training
Resource persons with the farmer trainees at the training program under MOVCD-NER Phase-II 2018-19, in New Peren
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/19/2018 11:15:09 AM IST

District Agriculture Officer (DAO) Peren and subordinate officers and staff successfully carried out training programs under Mission Organic Value Chain Development (MOVCD) NER Phase-II 2018-19 in all four selected villages under Peren sadar namely Mpai, Mpai new, Kendung and New Peren from November 12 to 15. 

A press release from agriculture officer Peren block, Mapeuheile Ndang stated that DAO Peren, Hewoto Sema, encouraged the farmers to abide by the guidelines of the mission and urged the farmers to cooperate with the department for successful implementation of the second phase in the district. He informed the farmers that payments will be made through DBT only and money will be released on time.

AO, Mapeuheile Ndang spoke on the principles and practices of organic farming. She briefed the farmers on the Do’s and Don’ts and also highlighted various health and environmental benefits of organic farming. 

She informed the farmers that organic farming was gaining momentum worldwide because of its sustaining practices and people, being health conscious, are opting for organic products. 

She also reminded the farmers that to farm organic is cheaper because they do not have to pay for chemicals and in turn they earn higher profits for their produce. 

The farmers were also strictly warned not to use chemical fertilizers. The farmers were very optimistic and said that with the support and guidance of the department, the mission will be a success.

 

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