Monday, November 28, 2022

KVK Kiphire organises awareness on natural farming

KVK Kiphire, ICAR for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre organized awareness camp on natural farming and distribution of piglets under Biotech KISAN Hub project at Phelungre village covering beneficiaries of Litsaong and Phelungre villages with DHO Kiphire, Senti Longchar and DFO Kiphire, Nzanthung Yanthan, as the special guests.
A press release issued by senior scientist and head KVK, Kiphire, informed that briefing about the objective of the programme, senior scientist and head, KVK Kiphire, Dr. N. Khumdemo Ezung, said that the concept of natural farming has gained popularity over the years due to high usage of chemical fertilizers and pesticides leading to degradation in the soil.
He informed that the main objective of the farming system is to improve the overall health of the soil by adopting to natural means of cultivation such as minimum tillage, use of bio agents for soil fertility and pest control, adoption of legume-based cropping systems and adoption of biomass based mulching technology.
Ezung also diclosed that desi cow forms the main component for the natural farming where cow dung and cow urine are used for making Beejamrut and Jivamrut for soil enrichment and pest control.
Highlighting about the CM’s micro finance initiative, DHO Kiphire, Senti Longchar, informed about the various projects in different departments which can be taken up by availing loan from this scheme. He stated that under the scheme, 10% will be the beneficiary’s contribution, 30% will be subsidized rate and 60% is the loan amount which the beneficiary has to repay without any interest.
Speaking on the occasion, DFO Kiphire, Nzanthung Yanthan, highlighted about the various schemes being implemented by the department and encouraged the farmers to take full advantage of the government programmes.
Earlier, the programme was led by Dr. N. Khumdemo Ezung and vote of thanks was pronounced by HEA, DHO Kiphire, Seroba Sangtam. After the programme, 60 piglets under Biotech KISAN Hub project implemented by KVK Kiphire were distributed to 30 beneficiaries. A total of 50 farmers participated in the programme.

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