Medziphema, December 4 (MExN): The School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development (SASRD), Nagaland University commemorated Agriculture Education Day by conducting a lecture at its Medziphema Campus.
The lecture was delivered by Dr. LT Longkumer, Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, on the topic Indian Agriculture (Overview, Constraints and Challenges), a press release informed.
Dr. Longkumer during the lecture expounded on the key role of agriculture in development through the resources available in the country and the measures undertaken by the government to address issues challenging the growth of this vital sector especially in financing and marketing.
The Agriculture Education Day is observed on December 3 celebrating the birthday of India’s first Agriculture Minister (1946) and President Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
By this initiative, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) aims to develop interest in agriculture and allied sciences among the school and college students and to choose 'agriculture' as their professional & research career or engage themselves in farming as “agri-entrepreneurs” or “agripreneurs”.
It is envisaged that students would be sensitized on the importance of agriculture and allied subjects for ensuring food and nutritional security of the people and livelihood security of the farmers, apart from contributing to the national GDP.