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Drip irrigations benefitting farmers in Dimapur

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By EMN Updated: May 30, 2020 11:55 pm
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Drip irrigation work in progress at Khughovi village.

Dimapur, May 30 (EMN): Dimapur division of Horticulture department has installed more than 200 drip irrigation facilities at different fruit and vegetable farms covering several villages in Dimapur district. The facilities were provided under ‘Per drop, more crop’ scheme of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY).

A DIPR report stated that the district horticulture officer, Dimapur, Temsu Longkumer, has personally inspected farms, interacted with farmers and encouraged them to produce more for self-sufficiency and income generation with the help of modern scientific technology provided by the government.

One Mohindor, technician and in-charge for installation of the unit from North Bengal, narrated that he had surveyed the entire districts of Nagaland for the said project. He informed that project work under Dimapur district was nearing completion under the initiative of DHO, Dimapur, Temsu.

The 2nd phase would be carried out at Kohima district, Mohindor told DIPR.
Speaking about the drip irrigation project, he observed that normal watering by can loosen the roots. On the contrary, he said drip falls drop-by-drop making the fruits and vegetables healthy and also enhance water use efficiency.

PMKSY was launched on July 1, 2015, with an objective to achieve convergence of investments in irrigation sector at field level. The scheme aims at providing end-to-end solutions in irrigation supply chain.

The report also stated that micro irrigation is an integral component of the scheme to maximise water use efficiency at farm level. The scheme allows states for drawing up their own irrigation development based on district irrigation plans and state irrigation plans.

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By EMN Updated: May 30, 2020 11:55:54 pm
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