Chandel, 20/04/2022: Campaign on “Enhancing Millets Production for increasing farm income” as a part of Mega Campaign Annadata Devo Bhava under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav was conducted today at Purum Chumbang village, Chandel. The programme was organised by KVK Chandel, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre.
The keynote address was given by Head incharge Dr. Y. Prabhabati Devi, SMS (Home Science). While delivering the keynote address she informed the farmers that Millet is one of the important nutri cereal which have high nutraceutical and medicinal value and also a good source of fibre which helps in the reduction of colon cancer. she emphasized that Millet is also a good source of antioxidant which helps to fight off free radicals and helps to keep our body healthy. She also encouraged the farmers to cultivate millets for health and doubling their income. The resource person of the campaign Ts. Leenda Monsang, SMS (Plant Breeding) during the technical session, elaborated on millets varieties, seed production technologies and cultivation practices. During the campaign, Sorghum variety CSV -27 seeds were distributed to the farmer. The programme concluded with vote of thanks by Ps. Lavid Anal, SMS (Horticulture). The campaign programme was attended by Rev. Yulhung Halpu Chothe, President Vison 2020 Asia Beyond Network and Marim Rimdam Chothe, Selrung, Village Authority along with 47 farmers.