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ICAR, SASRD adopt Hekheshe village

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By EMN Updated: Mar 28, 2017 1:15 am
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ICAR and SARD officials along with villagers of Hekheshe village during the one-day training programme on March 24.
ICAR and SARD officials along with villagers of Hekheshe village during the one-day training programme on March 24.

Dimapur, March 27 (EMN): ICAR- AICRP (VC), Nagaland Centre, and SASRD, NU, have adopted Hekheshe village under TSP (Tribal Sub Plan).
To mark as a part of its mandate and to kick off its activities in the village, a day-long training programme on “Methods of composting and its application in vegetable production & mushroom cultivation as an enterprise” was conducted. The inaugural programme was chaired by Prof. Akali Sema, Incharge TSP, ICAR-AICRP (VC), while the programme was graced by the Dean, Prof. RC Gupta, SASRD, NU. The welcome address was delivered Dr. SP Kanaujia, PI, ICAR-AICRP (VC), followed by the introduction of the participants. Brief remarks were made by the Dean of SASRD, NU, and GB of Hekheshe village. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Waluniba, Scientist (Asst. Entomologist).
During the inaugural programme, publications on PRA of Hekeshe village and 6 bilingual folders on English and Nagamese on the topic ‘Production technology of brinjal,’ ‘Production technology of pumpkin,’ ‘Production technology of cucumber,’ ‘Production technology of cherry tomato,’ ‘Production technology of ash gourd,’ ‘Preparation of Petha: Vegetable based sweets and layout of vegetable crops for kitchen garden’ was released by Dean, SASRD, NU.
After the inaugural function, trainings on “Methods of composting and its application in vegetable production & mushroom cultivation as an enterprise” was delivered by Mrs. Jurisandhya Barik Bordoloi, Assistant Prof., Department of Agricultural Chemistry & Soil Science, and Dr. Narola Pongener, Assistant Prof. Department of Plant Pathology, respectively, where practical demonstration on different composting methods and mushroom cultivation was carried out.
The training was attended by 75 farmer participants out of which, 20 farmers were selected based on their interest and participation during the training. Wrap up session was done by Prof. Akali Sema Incharge TSP, ICAR-AICRP (VC) with vegetable seeds and spawn distribution to all the participants and tools distribution to the 20 selected farmers.
Hekeshe village is the first village to be adopted under tribal sub plan (AICRP-VC), by SASRD: NU wherein various activities will be carried out for the benefit of the tribal people.
Meanwhile, the villagers expressed heartfelt gratitude to AICRP-VC, SASRD: NU for selecting their village for the programme and assured full cooperation for the success of the programme.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 28, 2017 1:15:59 am