KVK organises programme on ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’
Dimapur, Sep. 3 (EMN): KVK Dimapur in collaboration with ATMA Dimapur had organised a one-day programme on ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Medziphema, on August 30 with Vikhweno Chale, ADC Medziphema, as the chief guest.
Sankalp Se- Siddhi (determination to attainment) is a new initiative launched on the occasion of 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement by central government on August 21.
Speaking on the occasion, Vikhweno Chale encouraged the farmers to develop zeal to learn and accept the new technology in order to increase their income. She also asked the farmers to adopt organic farming for better pricing of their commodities.
Sharing her experiences, she told the farmers about bank loan and timely repayment so that banking institutions do not run in loss.
Dr. DJ Rajkhowa, Joint Director of ICAR Nagaland, had highlighted on the research and extension activities of the centre such as rain water harvesting for resource conservation and judicious use of water for vegetable cultivation during winter, use of high yielding varieties of crops including quality planting materials, value addition in locally available resources etc.
Prof. A Makar, Dean of SASRD (NU), Medziphema, stressed on the need to adopt seven point strategies for doubling the farmer’s income by 2022 namely (1) Focusing on irrigation with adequate resources (2) Increased production with improved seeds, planting materials, organic farming and soil health cards (3) Strengthening of warehouses and cold chain facilities to reduce the post harvest losses (4) Value addition through food processing (5) Overcoming deficiencies through e-National Agriculture Market (6) Work on institutional loan to reduce the risk and growth of agriculture sector and (7) Allied activities of agriculture like dairy development, poultry, beekeeping, fisheries, agro-forestry and integrated farming system.
Dr. I Amenla, Director of SAMETI and Principal IETC, Medziphema, highlighted that cultivation in Nagaland is still in jhum fields. She appealed the extension workers, researchers and other government departments to come together and reach the unreached ones in order to double the income of farmers.
AC Biswas, AGM, NABARD, asked the farmers to avail the different schemes for their benefit. He spoke on schemes such as Kissan Credit Cards, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, entrepreneurship development through small enterprise like poultry, piggery, rabbit farming, beekeeping etc. He encouraged the farmers to come forward for bankable project and also on its repayment.
During the programme, a video was shown to the farmers and also administered pledge to increase the farmers’ income, keep India clean, keep it free from terrorism etc.
Thejano Mukrsü, a progressive farmer of Seithikima A village, recipient of Pandit Deen Dayal Antodaya Krishi Puruskar (Zonal) was felicitated on the occasion.