Farmers told to adopt modern agro-production technologies
Dimapur, Oct. 4 (EMN): A six-day inter-state farmers’ training programme was organised under the North Eastern Hill (NEH) programme of ICAR-VPKAS in Almora to let the farmers know the role of integrated development of hill agriculture.
According to a press release received on Friday, the programme which was conducted at the Experimental Farm, Hawalbagh of ICAR-VPKAS in Almora from September 25 to the 30th, consisted of seventeen progressive farmers representing 17 districts of the NEH states, namely Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.
The farmers were nominated by the director, ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Zone-VII, Umiam (Meghalaya) and led by RK Chaurasia (Nodal Officer), senior scientist, KVK, Nagaland University.
Vivekananda Sansthan, director, ICAR (VPKAS), Almora emphasised on “the need to adopt modern agro-production technologies for income enhancement and assured all technological support from the institute”. Nirmal Chandra, coordinator, training cell, informed that these “training programmes were aimed at wider and effective dissemination of suitable agro-production technologies in NEH region.”
The farmers were informed about important crop production major focus, including production technologies of vegetable crops and mechanisation. They also visited the institute’s museum, farm machinery workshop, organic farm, apiary unit, water conservation, mushroom composting unit and model village Bhagartola (Almora), said the statement.
“According to the farmers, technologies developed at ICAR-VPKAS will be very useful for NEH region also” it said. Training manual and ICAR-VPKAS technology inventory for ready reference were provided to the farmers along with seed samples of improved crop varieties of maize and vegetable crops, it added.