Orientation-cum-training for SHG

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/28/2020 11:00:49 AM IST

Department of Agriculture, Niuland conducted an orientation cum one day training programme for the newly created Self Help Group viz., Shitsa SHG under the sub-scheme Women in Agriculture, RKVY at Ghotovi village under Niuland block on June 26.

A press release from SDAO office stated that, the newly formed SHG members were briefed by SDAO L. Kivika Chophi on the importance of empowering themselves by coming together to harness socio-economic benefits especially for farm women whose contribution was very little recognized. He explained about various scopes in the agricultural sector which the SHG can take up to generate income and further encouraged them to make use of all the benefits that will be provided under the scheme to improve their livelihood. He also stressed about the crucial role of improving the savings and credit and explained on how to maintain a quality balance sheet and other book keeping aspects.

During the technical session, agriculture officer Ditolyn Sumi trained the group on how to follow improved package of practices on soybean for higher production. She encouraged the farmers to fill the huge gap between production and consumption by attaining self sufficiency. She also demonstrated on how to go for seed treatment to avoid various seed borne diseases and maintain a healthy crop stand in the field.

Department supplied the SHG with seed money, soybean HYV seeds, falcon tool sets, biofertilizers, knapsack sprayer and watering can as input support. Fifteen members of the group attended the meeting.

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