LRD team visit rubber plantations in Wokha

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/12/2021 1:25:58 PM IST

A two-day inter district visit with the objective on knowledge sharing and new learning for Longleng and Zunheboto was hosted by Wokhadistrict on February 9 and 10.  

The visiting team, department of Land Resources, with a total of 15 members led by District Project Office, K. Kughalu Chishi from Longleng and District Project Officer, Vikugha Kiba from Zunheboto along with 10 member Wokha Team led by DPO, Teounol Yore toured Yikhum Village, Wokha Village, Doyang, Asha, Meshangpen and culminated at Chudi Village. 
On visit to Yikhum village project site rubber plantation, both DPO of Longleng and Zunheboto apprised of the vision of the department of Land Resources to the farmers and to genuinely accept and to cooperate for the benefit of the farming community. 
Both the DPOs on observation pointed out that the low cost rubber smoke house practiced was very impressive and should be replicated and encouraged them to keep on learning, and requested the farmers to nurture with love and care through expertise sharing among each other.  
The touring team visited coffee plantation at Wokha village, Doyang and Asha village. Another rubber plantation was visited at Meshangpen village and had an interaction with the farmers. 
The tour was culminated at Chudi Village after a visit of springshedactivities, transit walk for review of SPEED programme activities and a view of 9.50 km stretch of rubber plantation covering 6 micro-watershed including Chudi, Longtsung and Morakjo Village from Chudi aerial view point. After a visit to rubber plantation site, an interaction hour was done with the rubber farmers. 
During interaction it was learned that, at Chudi Village, a total of 129 household have rubber plantation covering an area of 145 hectare. A total of 74 household are presently tapping rubber and as per the recorded status for the year 2020, they have an annual income of Rs. 50 lakh to 55 lakh.
District Project Officer Land Resources Wokha, Tepunol Yore thanked the visiting team for their patience and endurance throughout the trip, and requested the visitor to carry forward their experiences and to apply whatever and wherever applicable for the welfare of the Naga community. The visiting team also thanked and congratulated Wokha team for the successful implementation of projects.


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