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Kisan mela-cum-farmers’ award in Longleng

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/3/2019 10:39:53 AM IST

Kisan mela on Jal Shakti Abhiyan-(JSA)-cum exhibition of farmers’ award was held at PBCA convention hall, Longleng on September 3 with SDO (Civil), Longleng D. Robin as chief guest.

According to DIPR report, addressing the farmers on behalf of DC, Longleng the SDO lauded the KVK and ATMA, Longleng for jointly organising the programme and providing technical aspects on water conservation to the farmers. He was hopeful that the scheme will be successful and fruitful for the people of Longleng. 

He said JSA programme is an initiative of the Prime Minister of India, and that Longleng district was fortunate to be selected on priority among the many districts of Nagaland under the programme. 

Robin also said that Longleng was facing acute water scarcity due to lack of proper conservation of water system in the district. He therefore, called upon the farmers to work as a team with the line departments for effective implementation of JSA programme to eradicate the water scarcity problems. 

Special guests on the occasion, assistant secretaries to government of India, Minga Sherpa and Dharam Raj also spoke and encouraged the farmers. 

Earlier, the chief guest inaugurated the farmers’ exhibition followed by welcome address by Dr. K. L. Meena, senior scientist & head KVK, Longleng. The presentation was given by the District Environment Forest & Climate Change department Longleng, Land Resources department and KVK Longleng.   

Chief guest and special guests also gave away the farmers’ award to the awardees, Pangnyei Phom of Pongo village, L. Sungsang Phom of Alayong village and M. Wanmei Phom of Tangha village. Vote of thanks was delivered by R. Yuimi technical officer, KVK, Longleng.

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