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MGB inaugurated in Yisemyong

MGB inaugurated in Yisemyong
M. Ben Yanthan speaking at the Mini Gene Bank inaugural programme.
DIMAPUR, MAY 24 | Publish Date: 5/24/2019 11:57:36 AM IST

A Mini Gene Bank (MGB) under national adoption fund for Climate Change Project at State Agriculture Research Station (SARS) Yisemyong was inaugurated on May 24 by director department of Agriculture Nagaland, M. Ben Yanthan as chief patron and SDO (Civil) Chantongtongya, Moakumzuk was the special guest.

According to DIPR report, Yanthan congratulated the SARS on the success of setting up of the gene bank at Yisemyong station. He hoped that the bank will bring change and benefit the farmers of the state in general. He expected that the research station handlers would take care and optimize the gene bank properly. He also called upon all to co-operate and face the challenge together to overcome all the problems.

Moakumzuk also while congratulating the Department and SARS said that it was a positive and secured setup. “Our state being a food deficiency state this setting up of gene Bank will help for food security in the state”, he added. He also hoped and wished that SARS will become a centre of excellence.

Joint Director SARS, Temsuinla in her key note address, spoke on the topic list of experiment/trails at SARS and on the title Gen pool Conservation of Indigenous Rice varieties under traditional integrated related farming system in Nagaland. She also highlighted on the SARS activities on safeguarding the heritage and Indigenous seeds from being lost for by domination by hybrid seeds or by climate change.

A short speech was also delivered by state co-coordinator GIZ CCANER Nagaland, Dr. Cresida Jamir where he presented report on the genesis and activities of the agency.

According to department source, this is the first gene bank in the state with its capacity of 12,500 lt. It can also preserve 20 to 30 thousand samples and can be deposited for 10 years and RH 25 to 30 %. The department said that in Nagaland they have around 867 samples of rice.

The programme was chaired by deputy director SARS, T. Supongmar Longchar, dedicatory prayer by Pastor Yisemyong Baptish Church, Akanmongba and vote of thanks was proposed by Arlind Ao from SARS. 

 

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