ATMA Ahthibung block and participants of the Farmers’ Welfare Workshop held at Town Hall, Ahthibung on May 2.
Peren/Phek, May 8 (MExN): Kisan Kalyan Karyashala (Farmers’ Welfare Workshop) was held at Town Hall, Ahthibung of Peren district on May 2, organized by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Ahthibung block under the theme ‘Doubling of Farmer’s Income by 2022’.
EAC Ahthibung Lithrila Sangtam, who was the special guest, urged the farmers to take advantages of the various schemes and avenues provided by ATMA and other agri. & allied departments, and make use of the latest technologies available for better and improved farming.
According to a press release, she further encouraged the farmers to give more efforts and attention to their indigenous and endemic plants and promote their local resources instead of investing their time, money and energy on the resources that are geographically different from theirs.
The technical session dwelt on the topics ‘Integrated Nutrient Management’ & ‘Integrated Pest Management’. Kekhriesilie Suohu, DSCO Peren and Akam Zeliang, Deputy Project Director, ATMA Peren were the resource persons respectively.
The programme, which was attended by 58 farmers from five villages – Pellhang, Inbung, Ahthibung, Songlhuh and Old Chalkot – ended with distributions of brochures on ‘Doubling of Farmers’ Income’ and leaflets on various topics on cultivation practices of agriculture.
ATMA Phek, Wazeho block also organised Kisan Kalyan Karyashala on May 2 at Wazeho. The programme included awareness on ‘Doubling of Farmer’s Income by 2022’, interaction and discussion on agricultural technologies and allied activities to increase farmers’ income. K Mazu, a progressive farmer of Yisi Sotha village was honoured with the best farmer award, informed a press release received here. A total of 130 farmers attended the programme, where seeds of various vegetables and folders of improved agricultural practices were distributed.