Governor of Manipur, Dr Najma Heptulla flagged in the Organic Farming Tour to Sikkim organised by Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) in Manipur at Raj Bhavan on October 12.
Manipur, October 13 (MExN): The Organic Farming Tour to Sikkim organised by Battalion of Assam Rifles in Manipur under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) as part of their Civic Action Programme 2019-20 was flagged in by the Governor of Manipur, Dr Najma Heptulla at Raj Bhavan on October 12.
The tour cum training for the 50 farmers from all North East states was coordinated by State Agriculture Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Sikkim.
The training included lectures on Sikkim Organic Mission, pest and disease management in organic farming system, preparation of fertilizers, bio composts and herbal medicines. Information on key schemes of the Government to include crop insurance through Pradhan Mantari Fasal Bima Yojana was also given.
Apart from the presentations, the tour carried out extensive field visits to organic farms at ICAR- NOFRI, ATMA Farm Schools and Farmers Field at Duga Kameray, Pakyong and Orchid Farm at Rumtek. The farmers were able to gain practical knowledge on organic ways of soil testing, controlling pests, various harvesting technologies along with an exposure to the emerging markets.