Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Youth, farmers trained on scientific farming

With an objective to empower farmers and youth of Nagaland, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) have been organising various programmes across the state.
KVK Peren: As a part of “KVK Day” celebration, KVK Peren, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)- Research Complex (RC) for North Eastern Hill (NEH) Region, Nagaland Centre, Jalukie on March 21 inaugurated model pig village, organised awareness programme and input distribution under TSP at Gailli Namdi Village.
The programme funded under TSP project on “animal health camp/ awareness programme-cum-input distribution in Peren district of Nagaland”, aimed to develop a model pig village for breeding purpose so as to enable supply of good quality piglet and sustainable farming for income generation and livelihood improvement.
During the programme, CTO (animal science) and the project leader, Dr. L. Babita Devi delivered a keynote address and highlighted the objective of the programme. A lecture on care and management of new born piglets was also delivered during the technical session. Special guest of the programme, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Jalukie, T. L. Kiusumong Tikhir congratulated the village on being selected as a “model village”, and encouraged them to work sincerely, cooperate and follow the scientific technologies.
In a presidential address, Head of Regional Centre (HoRC), ICAR Nagaland Centre, Medziphema, Dr. H. Kalita encouraged the participants to commit themselves to make the “model village” a success. Guest of honour and resource person, Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), Jalukie Dr. Namsui elaborated on the details about the different schemes in veterinary and encouraged the participants to take the facilities available both in state and central departments. A lecture on important diseases of pig and their management was also delivered.
During the technical session, Scientist (Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology), ICAR Nagaland Centre, Medziphema, Dr. Mahak Singh highlighted the importance of scientific technologies for animal rearing and the importance of establishing breeding unit for sustainability.
KVK Kohima: A six-day Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY) programme on the topic, “Seed Production” was organised by KVK Kohima on March 16-21 at KVK, Conference Hall, Kohima.
The training was organised under the aegis of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, government of India, in association with State Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Nagaland & National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad.
Delivering a keynote address at the inaugural programme, senior scientist and head, KVK Kohima, Dr. Ruokuovilie Mezhatsu said the programme was aimed to impart skill-based training to rural unemployed youths on agri-based vocational areas. Dr. Mezhatsu said the training was in compliance with national policy skill development and entrepreneurship in agriculture and allied areas to promote self-employment and entrepreneurship.
The resource persons during the technical sessions were ACTO, (GPB), Dr. Martina Shitiri, SMS (plant protection), Eliseni Tsopoe, Technical Officer (FM), Dr. Sesenlo Kath and technical officer (home science), Keviyieno Zhasa.
The participants were trained on introduction of seed production, importance of seed, production technology of cereals and vegetables crop, special selection technology of seed production, disease and insect pest management, nutrient management, water management; harvesting, threshing, storing, marketing, seed act, entrepreneurship on seed production.
Hands on demonstration on seed extraction and field demonstration on harvesting, cleaning, sorting and cleaning were also imparted to the participants.


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