Four-day training on creation and utilization of infrastructure got underway Monday at Cooperative Training Centre (CTC), Medziphema.
Organised by National Cooperative Development Corporation, TOPIC Institute, Gurgaon, the training would be conducted under RKVY and other central sector schemes and training of trainers in developing cooperatives as rural growth centres.
Sponsored by RKVY division, ministry of agriculture, GoI, the training was inaugurated by secretary agriculture and horticulture, C.M. Tsanglao IAS.
Tsanglao said Naga farmers despite lacked in certain modern technical training, relied instinctively on their farming experience, observation and wisdom as they were well aware of the different types of soil.
He said intervention of scientific technology was imperative for educated members to impart training and disseminate accurate changes in the conventional system of production, so that the knowledge of expertise does not go in vain.
Secretary also mentioned on the RKVY, which he said was a compact cluster approach scheme, which would benefit the farmers and on the other hand enable the government to achieve its aim and objectives in a positive manner.
He encouraged the entrusted officers of RKVY to come out with concrete decision and action amongst themselves while selecting RKVY schemes.
Tsanglao further reminded them that the project was not the purview of a single department, but it had to work cohesively with other agri allied departments for the benefit of the farmers.
Earlier the inaugural programme was compeered by registrar of cooperative societies, Nagaland, Velasa Nakro and keynote address was delivered by regional director (NE) NCDC, M.P.Sugunan.
Resource persons for the four-day training were: consultant (TOPIC) Dr.J.S.Chauhan, NABARD, directorate of agriculture, deputy director (TOPIC) Ashwani Kumar, department of horticulture and chief director (TOPIC) Ashok B.Pillai would impart training.
They would be dwelling on existing status of agri and allied sector activities and developmental scope through cooperatives, highlighting the issues which confront the developmental processes of RKVY and other central schemes, while also assessing opportunities for funding and various needs towards successful implementation of projects in different states under RKVY.