Districts receive trucks from agri. department
Dimapur, Sep. 5 (EMN): While acknowledging the importance of publicity to disseminate information about the level of development activities in the modern era, Principal Secretary and APC, N Hushili Sema, however, was of the view that achievement should speak for itself with or without publicity in the Naga context.
Hushili stated this at the handing-over of trucks and pick-ups to the Farm Producer Organisations (FPOs) from Kohima, Phek and Wokha districts under MOVCDNER held at the directorate of Agriculture on September 5.
A DIPR report stated that Hushili had acknowledged the officers for working with hassles, constraint and stress for the welfare of farmers in the state. At the same time, she requested them to be pro-efficient and make use of the subsidy, grants or assistance received by the department by utilising them in a judicious and realistic way as the department is directly connected to the land farmers and cultivators.
She also urged the district officers, agriculture scholars, scientists and the technical people to be a good motivator and impart their knowledge and experiences they have acquired over the years in their field since our farmers are still at a primitive stage in dealing with the land and producers.
She also pointed out that Nagaland is ‘Organic’ by default and have the potential and resources to develop in a larger scale. She suggested that the ‘Potential’ should be properly studied and explored for the economic uplift of the cultivators and farmers.
Applauding the department for the initiative and serving as the custodians of the farmers, she stated that one should try to inculcate a positive attitude to its people and continue to uplift the farmers in the right direction.
Briefing about the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCDNER), Joint Director, K Remphamo Lotha, highlighted that the programme was launched in 2015-2016. Under the scheme in ‘Component B’ category, it provides provision for financial assistance for setting integrated processing unit, integrated pack house, cold storage, facilitate van (transportation) etc. which the FPOs and entrepreneurs could avail at a subsidised rate of 50%.