Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Dy.CM stresses on rubber plantation

Deputy chief minister, Y Patton, while suggesting rubber plantation another alternative means of farming, said it has the potential to boost the state’s economy and create employment opportunity for the youths.
According to a DIPR report, Patton said the rubber plantation in Nagaland has “occupied an integral part of economic upliftment of the Naga people and for their economic sustenance”. He added that rubber plantation could also create opportunities to sustain one’s livelihood.
Patton was addressing a gathering after launching a book titled, “Economics of Rubber Plantation in Nagaland” authored by Dr.N. Rentnungo Patton, Friday at Mt.Tiyi College Boys Hostel. The deputy chief minister maintained that the state government was trying all possible means in helping the rubber growers by way of providing various machineries to assist in their endeavour.
Patton then urged the rubber plant growers to utilise the various assistance provided by the government judiciously as the objective of the government was to uplift them in their venture.
Congratulating the author, Patton expressed hope that the book would immensely benefit the people of Nagaland.
Giving a summary about the book, the author said the book was extracted from his doctoral dissertation titled, “Economics of Rubber Plantation in Nagaland: A case study of Wokha and Mokokchung district”. However, he said the book covers the whole state and not only the two mentioned districts.
The author stated that, the book tries to analyse rubber plantation and its impact on the local economy of the state.
Observing that the potential of rubber farming being at its nascent stage was still not fully realized, Dr. Patton said some appropriate policies measures to be adopted for the benefit of the rubber growers were also recommended. He said there was a greater need to formulate appropriate policies to make it profitable and also to encourage rubber farming.

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