Dimapur, August 5 (MExN): A training-cum-demonstration programme on poultry and vermicompost was organised by ATMA, Chumukedima block under Dimapur District on August 4 at Model village, Chumukedima. The programme was held with a view to create employment opportunity, upgrading skill and developing qualitative standard of the product for Self Help Group, an ATMA press note informed.
Chairing the programme, the Deputy Project Director (ATMA), Dimapur Janet Chishi encouraged the SHG members to co-ordinate and work together to uplift socio-economic in the farming community, it said.
She emphasized and explained about Cultivation of Azolla where it is used as an excellent alternate feed supplement for Livestock, Poultry and fishes,
Resource person Dr. Sentinungla Vice-principal VFATI, Medziphema Department of Veterinary &A.H highlighted on Management of poultry rearing, it added.
Explaining that for any poultry rearing, management play a very important role, she stressed more on the scientific management of poultry rearing like selection of poultry breeds, feeds, housing and all-in and all-out system, the press note said.
On the technical session on Vermicompost, the resource person Atsumong SCA, Deparment Soil Conservation spoke on construction of vermicompost pit, proper management and harvesting of vermicompost, it added. All together 25 participants from different SHGs attended the programme which concluded with an interaction.