Farmers trained on doubling income

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/4/2018 11:32:27 AM IST

The valedictory programme of the eight-day Model Training Course (MTC) on “recent advances in natural resource management for doubling farmer’s income under changing climate scenario” was held at ICAR-National Research Centre on Mithun, Medziphema on September 4.

A press release from ICAR-NRC on Mithun Medziphema, director Dr. Abhijit Mitra stated that, prof. Ratan Kumar Saha, director (Extension), Central Agriculture University, Imphal, graced the valedictory function as the chief guest. 

Saha said that the training was aimed to enhance the knowledge of the extension functionaries on natural resource management and to mitigate the issues of climate change. He hoped that such training would help in imparting the knowledge to the framers towards doubling their income. Dr. Samrendra Hazarika, principal scientist & head (Natural Resource Management), ICAR-RCNEHR, Umiam in his address as a special guest highlighted the importance of natural resources.

Dr. Abhijit Mitra extended gratitude to all the trainers and participants and urged all the trainees to remain in touch and bring out the issues pertaining to farmers welfare.

MTC was sponsored by directorate of Extension (DoE), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and organized by ICAR-NRC on Mithun. It may be recalled that Dr. A.K Vasisht, Asst. Director General (Project Implementation & Monitoring), ICAR, New Delhi graced the inaugural function of the MTC as chief guest on August 28.  

Dr. Jayanta Chamuah, scientist (Veterinary Parasitology) and Dr. Kobu Khate, CTO of ICAR-NRC on Mithun acted as the co-ordinator of the training programme.

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