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Yanthan sows ‘Seeds of love’

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By EMN Updated: Aug 27, 2020 12:28 am
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Mhathung Yanthan during the launch of ‘Seeds of love’ project at Green Park in Dimapur on August 25.

Dimapur, Aug. 26 (EMN): Advisor for Horticulture department, Mhathung Yanthan launched a project dubbed as “Seeds of love” on August 25 in the office premises of the District Horticulture Officer (DHO), Dimapur, located at Green Park. The project, initiated by Entrepreneurs Guild, was an outcome of the group’s social contribution during the present pandemic.

Speaking at the launching programme as a special invitee, Mhathung appreciated the Entrepreneurs Guild for coming up with a novel venture in the form of distributing seeds and saplings to the community, a DIPR report stated on Wednesday.

Observing that most of the Nagas show interest in farming, Yanthan noted that only ‘a spark to rouse interest among the people was missing.’
Congratulating the Entrepreneurs Guild for the wonderful venture, Yanthan remarked that such ‘initiatives have supplemented the efforts of the department when the lives and normal routine of the people are thrown out of gear due to the present pandemic.’ He felt that the example of Entrepreneurs Guild ought to be emulated and further encouraged them to take it forward.

Director of the ‘Seeds of Love’ project, Watila informed that the group came up with an idea of encouraging people to help themselves by growing vegetables at one’s own backyard.

“The concept is to share seeds or saplings to friends, families and neighbours in order to promote and encourage each other for kitchen and backyard gardening towards attaining self-sufficiency and grow organically for better nutrition,” Watila maintained.

In the first-phase of ‘Seeds of love’ project, the group distributed saplings including tomato, brinjal, bottle gourd, houttuynia cordata to around 100 beneficiaries in Dimapur district. The group has planned to distribute seeds during winter in its second-phase project.
Watila also informed that they would be monitoring the beneficiaries to ensure the success of its project.

The project was initiated by Entrepreneurs Guild in association with the department of Horticulture, and Central Institute of Horticulture, Ministry of Agriculture.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 27, 2020 12:28:26 am