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Horti training for farmers in Noklak

Horti training for farmers in Noklak
SP Noklak, Dr. Pritpal Kaur along with other officials and trainees during the programme held at GHSS Noklak. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/22/2020 1:11:02 PM IST

 Empowering Self Help Groups, a two-day farmers training on horticulture avenues for sustainable income was held at GHSS Noklak on October 21 and 22. 

According to DIPR report, deputy commissioner, Noklak Reny Wilfred expounded on the scope and potential of the Agri allied production in the region and shared on the prospect of market avenues for the farmers. He assured that, the district administration was in full support for any kind of life changing activities and hoped that with this training would start a new method of farming as a means of value addition.  He also said that initiative has been ongoing for funding towards agri processing unit and model agri farm at Noklak, as there was plenty of availability of cardamom, ginger, tapioca etc in the region.

Superintendent of Police, Noklak Dr. Pritpal Kaur in her speech stated that, farmers have to shift from traditional style into a scientific method in order to increase the production and enhance quality. Encouraging the Self Help Group, Dr. Pritpal Kaur said, farmers were the best person of the world and backbone of the society. She advised the trainees to learn properly and share the knowledge to friends and neighbours. 

AHS, Central Institute of Horticulture Dr. Moasosang Longkumer spoke on awareness on horticulture avenues. 

He encouraged trainees to start kitchen garden so that it would add a nutritional security to the farmers.

Dr. Moasosang Longkumer stressed on the concept of high density and meadow orchard in guava. While higher and quality production was achieved from densely planted orchards, he also shared on the concept of floriculture and agriculture.

Post harvest technologist, Vinika Aomi gave hands on training on processing and value addition of horticulture crops on guava juice preparation, jack fruit chips, green chilies pickles and ginger candy. She also imparted knowledge on mushroom cultivation, kiwi candy and mango pickles. STA, Central Institute of Horticulture, Mhasi demonstrated on nursery raising of onion farming.

The two-day programme was organized by Central Institute of Horticulture, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, India, Medziphema under the initiative of Police department led by superintendent of Police Noklak, Dr. Pritpal Kuar.

Altogether 54 trainees attended from the representatives of Self Help Groups and Thang Range Public Organisation. 

Vote of thanks was delivered by president Khiamniungan Menyiu Hoikam, Newkai. Onion seeds and guava saplings were also distributed to the farmers during the training.

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