State nodal officials take stock of agricultural activities in Phek
Dimapur, May 22 (EMN): A team of state nodal officials led by Dr. I Amenla, Joint Director (ATMA) from the Directorate of Agriculture visited Phek district as part of concurrent monitoring and evaluation under ATMA, besides monitoring other scheme programmes, activities and the ongoing kharif preparation (under implementation by the department) from May 18 to the 19th.
The team visited KVK Porba at Pfutsero, Persimmon Farm School at Lekromi village and Banana Farm School at Phek Basa village, wherein various women SHG shared their problems/constraints and success stories, an update stated.
Moreover, the team leader asked the scientist at KVK Porba to give special importance to millet cultivation by identifying the area, village, production and variety grown in view of “International Year of Millet” to be observed next year.
Meanwhile, the officials also visited the district Agriculture office, where a meeting was held with department officials and ATMA staff.
Speaking at the meeting, Dr. I Amenla stressed on widening agricultural activities by coordinating and converging agri and allied departments along with KVK and ATMA to improve the working culture and disseminate knowledge and information to the farmers.
It said that during the visit to the maize field, Rosemary Ezung, DDA said that timely intervention is needed to control FAW and advised the farmers to monitor and scout the field at regular intervals.