Sunday, June 4, 2023

KVK, ATMA hold ‘Kisan mela’ under KBPH campaign

Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) organized “Kisan Mela” under “Kisan Bhagidari, Prathmikta Hamari” campaign across the state.
The campaign was as part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” under Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Longleng: ATMA Longleng and KVK Longleng organised district level “Kisan Mela” on April 26 with DAO Longleng, Supongmar Longchar as special guest. In his speech, Longchar emphasised on doubling the farmers income through crop rotation and incorporating ITK in day-to-day farming activities. During the mela, officials from agri and allied departments highlighted their ongoing schemes and projects available for the farmers.
Zunheboto: KVK Nagaland University in collaboration with ATMA Zunheboto conducted “Kisan Mela” on April 26 at Multi Cultural Complex, Zunheboto. During the mela, department of agriculture, land resources, animal husbandry and veterinary sciences, soil and water conservation, fisheries and aquatic resources, ATMA, IFAD and KVK highlighted the farmers about the different programmes available in the respective departments. Under the same programme, KVK NU also conducted a campaign on April 28 at Sumi Settsu village.
Dimapur: Kisan Mela was organised on April 26 at ATMA & DAO Office, Dimapur with DC Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan as special guest. According to DIPR, the DC gave a brief glimpse of agriculture status of post-independence era and how India has now caught up with the rest of the world with the scientific ways of farming. In a keynote address, ATMA DPD, Dr Ithika C Swu said the campaign highlights the achievements and activities under various agrarian flagships schemes.
Tuensang: Kisan Mela was celebrated on April 26 at the office complex of KVK, Tuensang and inaugurated by head G.B Chingmelin village Leonba. At the mela, ATMA Tuensang and KVK Tuensang exhibited various technologies and posters on government schemes and programmes while Self Help Group (SHG) working under the close supervision under of KVK Tuensang displayed their products.
Peren: ICAR-KVK Peren, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Jalukie and ATMA, Peren district jointly organised farmers’ fair cum exhibition and Jal Sakti Abhiyan and farmers scientist interaction on April 26 at KVK, Peren Farm. The campaign was held with Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Jalukie, Dr. Tinojongshi Chang and dean, CAU, College of Veterinary Jalukie, Sangwan Kumar and NZPO president, Kevipele as special guests. In his speech, Dr. Tinojongshi highlighted the farmers on crop insurance and encouraged them to approach agri. and allied departments for technical assistance.
Phek: ATMA Phek in collaboration with KVK Phek, ICAR-NRCM organised Kisan Mela on April 26 at KVK premises, Porba. At the programme, the farmers were highlighted on various central schemes and were encouraged to avail it. Porba Pfutseri, senior scientist and head in-charge KVK Peren Agriculture officer, Potsulo Theluo, spoke on the various schemes and HEA, Phek Kelvin Khamo delivered a talk on the importance micro-irrigation. AVS Pfutsero, Dr Rosou Pohena, explained about the extension activities undertaken the veterinary department and Besukho Swuro from land resource department Phek gave a detailed package and practices on coffee cultivation relevant to Phek district. Dr T Esther Longkumer from KVK Phek highlighted the activities under taken by the institute while principal scientist Dr Nazrul Haque from ICAR-NRC on Mithun spoke on the importance of Mithun farming and demonstrated on silage making for cattle feed.
Mon: KVK Mon in collaboration with ATMA Mon organised “Kisan Mela” on April 26 at KVK campus, Aboi with ADC Aboi, Chumlamo Humtsoe as the special guest. Humtsoe highlighted the role of farmers in bringing about sustainability in food production and urged the participants to work hard for economic upliftment in the district. In a keynote address, senior scientist and head, KVK Mon, Dr. V. Akashe Zhimomi briefed the farmers about the activities like NICRA, NFSM and NMOOP being implemented by the KVK. DAO and project director, ATMA Mon, Renphamo Lotha highlighted various programmes implemented in the district by the department.
Wokha: ATMA Wokha in collaboration with KVK, agriculture and allied department organised a day long, “district kisan mela” on April 26 at KVK Wokha. Special guest of the programme, DC Wokha, Orenthung Lotha, who is also the chairman, governing board, ATMA, encouraged the farmers to practice and adopt the technologies developed and imparted by KVK. Short speeches were also delivered by DAO Wokha, R. Santsu Kithan and Sr. Scientist and head KVK Wokha, Dr. H. Moaakum.
Kohima: ATMA Kohima district in collaboration with KVK, Tesophenyu organised the mela at High School Junction Kohima with women FIG/CIG/FSG and progressive farmers from all the seven blocks of Kohima district.
While inaugurating the mela, deputy District Agriculture Officer, Kohima, Kekhrieletuo Yhome encouraged women farmers to come up with more agricultural produce in the field of marketing entrepreneurship.
Farmers Scientist Interaction was also conducted, where Sr. Scientist & Head KVK Tesophenyu Kohima, Ruokuovilie Mezhatsu along with his team interacted with the farmers.
ICAR-NRC on Mithun: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)- National Research Centre (NRC) on Mithun, Nagaland organised “Discourse on Agro-Ecological and Livestock Practices” on April 28.
At the programme, director, Dr. Meraj Haider Khan emphasised on how to establish small livestock enterprises and integrate them with agriculture. Principal scientists, Dr. Nazrul Haque gave a presentation on preservation of fodders and Dr. L. Sunitibala Devi on mithun farming.
CIH: Central Institute of Horticulture (CIH) on April 26 organised four awareness and training programmes on various horticultural and marketing aspects at Punglwa B Village, Molvom Village, Chumukedima Village and Medziphema Village. At the programmes, technical team of institute provided awareness and training programme on mushroom cultivation and vegetable cultivation, floriculture and marketing linkage. In a separate event, CIH Nagaland also organised a webinar on “awareness programme on improved production technology of high value and exotic vegetable crops under protected cultivation” on April 28. In an introductory remark, additional commissioner, DA & FW and director in-charge, CIH, Dr. Naveen Patle highlighted on the activities of CIH and stressed on the importance and potential of cultivation of high value crops under protected cultivation in NER.


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