Interstate exposure tour of SAMETI & IETC officials to Meghalaya

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/11/2018 11:17:54 PM IST
State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Nagaland organized and sponsored an interstate exposure tour for officials of SAMETI and IETC to Meghalaya from July 3 to 7.
The tour included visits to important offices such as Central Potato Research Station (CPRS), KVK (East Khasi Hills), Meghalaya Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (MAMETI), Integrated Agriculture Training Centre (IATC), State Biological Control Laboratory (SBCL), 1917 Integrated Technology Enabled Agri Management System (1917-iTEAMS), floriculture nursery, fruit garden and fruit and vegetable processing unit. 
During the visit, the team interacted with the heads and staff of all the offices wherein, they were taken around the official establishments and introduced to the activities undertaken in the different departments. 
The team made field visits to a floriculture nursery run by a progressive farmer and fruit garden under the department of Horticulture. One of the highlights of the tour was the visit to 1917- iTEAMS which is an initiative of the department of agriculture, Meghalaya to enable and facilitate access to remunerative and sustainable markets for farmers’ produce through the implementation and operation of a logistics and extension facilitation service. 
Meghalaya is the first state in the country to start such an initiative for fanners. 
The team also visited Mawlynnong village in East Khasi Hills district, popularly known as the cleanest village in Asia and Dawki in West Jaintia Hills distict which is famous for the Umngot river that separates India and Bangladesh. 
The tour was led by Tiajungla Longchar and Sentinaro Longchar, Deputy Project Directors SAMETI.

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