Poshan Abhiyan and tree plantation conducted

Chandel, 17/09/2022:

Poshan Abhiyan and tree plantation programme was conducted today at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Chandel in collaboration with IFFCO. The event was attended by Smt.  Ksh. Prava Devi,  District Officer, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department, Chandel;  Smt. K. Sharmila Monsang,  Secretary, Women Development,  Monsang Pantha village, Chandel  and Dr. A. Ameeta Devi, Head i/c ICAR – KVK Chandel as Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and President respectively.

POSHAN Abhiyaan is the Government of India’s flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers, and adolescents. The Abhiyaan is a multi-ministerial convergence mission with the vision to accelerate India’s progress on malnutrition, in a time bound manner with fixed target. Specifically, the mission attempts to (1) deliver a high impact package of interventions in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life; (2) strengthen the delivery of these interventions through technology and management; (3) improve the capacity of frontline workers (FLWs); (4) facilitate cross-sectoral convergence to address the multi-dimensional nature of malnutrition; and (5) enhance behaviour change and community mobilization.

During the event, speech of Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar on the occasion was shown to the participants. In the technical session, training programme on the topic of models of Nutri-garden, Nutri-thali for balanced diet, bio-fortified varieties in nutrition and Package of practices of vegetables & horticultural crops were conducted with resource persons Ts. Leenda Monsang, SMS (Plant Breeding); Dr. Kl. Levish Chongloi, SMS (Agronomy) and Dr. Y. Prabhabati Devi, SMS (Home Science) of ICAR – KVK Chandel.  Thereafter, vegetable seed package and banana saplings were distributed to the participants, exhibition and tree plantation was also conducted. Altogether 103 participants from farm women, anganwadi workers and students from the district have attended the programme.

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Training on Quality Seed Production of Kharif crops conducted

Chandel, 06/08/2022:

A one day training programme on Quality Seed Production of Kharif crops under AICRP – QSP was also conducted today at KVK Chandel. The training was organised by ICAR – RC for NEH Region Manipur Centre in collaboration with KVK Chandel. The training programme was attended by Dr. I.M Singh, Joint Director, ICAR-RC for NEH Region, Manipur Centre,  Dr. SS. Roy, Sr. Scientist (Horticulture), ICAR, Manipur Centre and Dr. A. Ameeta Devi, Head i/c, ICAR – KVK Chandel as presidium members. In the technical session, Salam Gunamani Singh, SMS (Plant Breeding), ICAR – KVK Imphal West and Ts. Leenda Monsang, SMS (Plant Breeding), ICAR – KVK Chandel spoke on the concept of Quality Seed Production under participatory approach and its package of practices. Thereafter the training farmer scientist interaction programme was also conducted. Inputs were also distributed to the farmers. 42 farmers of Chandel District and Staff of KVK Chandel have participated the programme.

 

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Field Day on Value added product conducted at TSP Village

Chandel, 06/08/2022:

Field Day on value added product was conducted today at TSP adopted Lamphoupasna village. On the onset, Dr. Y. Prabhabati Devi, SMS (Home Science) welcome the dignitaries and benefitted farmers and highlighted the progress achievement. The Field Day was attended by Dr. I.M Singh, Joint Director, ICAR-RC for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Dr. SS. Roy, Sr. Scientist (Horticulture), ICAR, ICAR-RC for NEH Region, Manipur Centre; Bs. Lumhring, Chief Lamphoupasna Village and Dr. A. Ameeta Devi, Head i/c, ICAR – KVK Chandel as presidium members.  Thereafter the field day, farmer scientist interaction meeting was conducted on the TSP project. Inputs were also distributed to the farmers at auspicious occasion. A total of 62 TSP beneficiaries and staff of KVK Chandel have attended the programme.

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Kisan Mela organized in Chandel

Chandel, 26/04/2022:  ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra Chandel, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Government of India in association with ATMA Chandel District organized a District Level Kisan Mela “Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari Campaign” under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav today. The Kisan Mela was attended by line departments, FPOs and SHGs. The Mela was inaugurated and graced by SS Olish, MLA, Chandel; DB Ringo, Chairman Autonomous District Council, Chandel; Vijay Kanthale Sahebrao, IFS, DFOChandel Forest Division; Ts. Gladney Monsang, DAO Chandel; Dr. Y. Prabhabati Devi, Head i/c ICAR-KVK Chandel as Chief Guest, Guests of Honour, Organising Secretary and President respectively.

             During the inaugural session Dr. Y. Prabhabati Devi welcomed the dignitaries and farmers and highlighted the District Level Kisan Mela “Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari Campaign” under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to the audience.  Vijay Kanthale Sahebrao during his speech urged the farmers to put into practice the advanced technologies promoted by the KVK. He also urged the farmers for adopting high value crops like mushroom for higher return. D.B. Ringo, the Chairman of Autonomous District Council, Chandel appealed to the farmers to adopt diversified cropping system to maximise the returns. The mono-cropping system is totally outdated and cultivators should be wise enough to put into use the latest farming technologies. SS Olish, Hon’ble MLA, Chandel advocated for developing and concentrating specific crop products which are unique in the district. She also urged the farmers to greatly utilize the privileges received being an aspirational district. And she motivated the farmers to seriously take up weaving as an alternative source of income and also approach the concerned line departments for necessary raw materials and marketing facilities.

In coinciding with the Kisan Mela programme, an online launching of Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav by Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar was also witnessed by the audience. He interacted with farmers across the country who were present in Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in towns and cities in various states across India. The purpose of the interaction was to make farmers aware of flagship schemes of Government of India and to assess the achievements and benefits that the farmers are gaining at the grassroots.

Thereafter a farmer-scientist interaction meet was also held in which many farmers participated enthusiastically. This was followed by a technical session on Millets, Oilseeds and Bio-fortified crops with KVK experts as resource persons. The programme concluded with vote of thanks by Ts. Gladney Monsang, DAO Chandel. The   kisan mela was attended by 220 farmers along with the dignitaries and staff of line departments.

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Campaign on Enhancing Millets Production for increasing farm income held in Chandel

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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.

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International Women’s Day observed

08/03/2022, Chandel: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chandel celebrated the International Women’s Day 2022 on 8th March with the theme “Empowering Women Farmers with Skill and Knowledge”. Ksh. Prabha Devi, District Horticulture and Soil Conservation Officer, Chandel, Mrs. Ts. Martha Monsang, Women Church Leader, Monsang Pantha and Dr. Asem Ameeta Devi, Head i/c, KVK Chandel were the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and President respectively.  The programme was moderated by Ts. Leenda Monsang, SMS(Plant Breeding). Welcome and key note address was given by Dr. Y Prabhabati Devi, ACTO (Home Science). She elaborated the “Role of Women in Agriculture and entrepreneurship development” for empowering women and underscored for income generating activities by women farmers through attaining skill of agro-processing and value addition.

In recognition of the contribution in the field of agriculture and allied sectors, a felicitation was conducted for the successful women entrepreneurs and women farmers from Chandel District. Dr. Asem Ameeta Devi Head i/c, KVK Chandel in her speech, she emphasized on the women’s empowerment and development of women entrepreneurs for better socio-economic development. While, Ts. Martha Monsang, Women Church President, Chandel, spoke on the importance of education. She also elaborated that educated women can only bring socio- economic changes in the society. Chief Guest Ksh. Prabha Devi stressed on the rights of the women and different act against discrimination of women.

During the programme, an exhibition was also conducted showcasing the product produced by the women entrepreneurs and farm women. The programme ended with vote of thanks by Dr. Kl. Levis Chonloi, ACTO (Agronomy).

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World Soil Day Observed at Chandel

Chandel, 05/12/2021:

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chandel organized the World Soil Day under the theme “Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity” at the Conference Hall. The day was observed to raise awareness of the need to maintain not only healthy ecosystems but also mental and physical well-being of human society by addressing the ever-increasing challenges in soil management, fighting soil salinization issues, increasing soil health awareness and mobilising all sections of society to do their bit in improving soil health. The programme was attended by Naoram Pritam Singh, SDO, Chandel; Kshetrimayum Prava Devi, District Horticulture Officer, Chandel and Dr. A. Ameeta Devi, Head i/c as the Chief Guest, Guest  of Honour and Functional President respectively. Dr. K. Sonamani Singh, SMS (Agril. Engg.), KVK, Chandel, while giving the key note address mirrored the environmental concerns and views shared widely in the global platform. The very word “human” is linked to the Latin word “humus” which means ground or soil. So, without humus, human life is unsustainable. He stressed that the day is specially marked as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. Farming in the district of Chandel though almost organic by default still faces the threat of serious soil damage due to the unaccounted deforestation especially in the areas where shifting cultivation is the norm. Water depletion is visible but soil erosion is less dramatically apparent. Since we still see standing crops we tend to overlook how impoverished our soil quality is. Humanity cannot speak of prosperity, equality or even spirituality if it takes for granted the very earth on which it stands. Drastic soil degradation, in turn, could mean mass urban migrations, social tensions and disruption of lives and livelihood and also lower levels of nourishment.  Dr. A. Ameeta Devi during her speech encouraged the farmers to aware the importance of soil health and increase farm productivity. District Horticulture Officer, Chandel Kshetrimayum Prava Devi, extolled the farmers to undertake both use and production of organic manure in their own domestic level by segregating and recycling the household wastes. And N. Pritam Singh, stressed the need for the farmers of the district to be sincere and serious in their approach towards environment and to leave it clean and green for the next generation. He spoke on the present and common issues encountered by the farmers and advocated for a holistic approach towards a prosperous farming in collaboration with officials of KVK and other line departments. Later  various vegetable seeds and soil health cards were distributed to the participating farmers. The programme ended with vote of thanks by Ts. Leenda Monsang, SMS (Plant Breeding) and the occasion was attended by 27 farmers and staff of KVK Chandel.

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Programme on PM interaction with Scientists and Farmers Cum Awareness Programme on Climate Resilient Varieties, Technologies and Practices conducted

Chandel, 28/09/2021:

Programme on PM interaction with Scientists and Farmers Cum Awareness Programme on Climate Resilient Varieties, Technologies and Practices was conducted today at KVK Chandel. Shri S. Mothel, SDC, Chandel and Shri Ng.Vincent, Chief of Monsangpantha village, Chandel were the presidium members. During the inaugural speech, Shri S. Mothel was delighted to hear the new Climate Resilient Varieties to be released by Honourable Prime Minister and advancement on identifying Promising Short duration drought tolerant crop by scientists. He expressed that the farmers will abundantly benefitted. Shri Ng.Vincent also expressed his happiness on the advancement of science and technology and encouraged farmers to adopt the new technologies. The welcome and keynote address was given by Dr. Y. Prabhabati Devi, SMS (Home Science). Thereafter, virtually the speech and interaction between the Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and farmers was telecasted and witnessed by the dignitaries and farmers. Thereafter the PM interaction programme, an awareness programme on the topic Climate Resilient Varieties, Technologies and Practices was held and followed by scientist- farmer interaction which was led by subject matter specialists – Dr. Kl. Levish Chongloi, SMS(Agronomy); Ts. Leenda Monsang, SMS(Plant Breeding); Dr. Y. Prabhabati Devi, SMS(Home Science); Dr. K. Sonamani Singh, SMS(Agril. Engg.) and Ps Lavid Anal, SMS(Horticulture). Inputs were also distributed to the farmers. 129 farmers and staff of KVK Chandel attended the programme. The programme was concluded with vote of thanks by Ps Lavid Anal, SMS (Horticulture), KVK Chandel.

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International Year of Millets 2023 and campaign on Nutri -Garden and Tree Plantation Conducted

Chandel, 17/09/2021: International Year of Millet 2023 and campaign on Nutri -Garden and Tree Plantation was conducted today at KVK Chandel. Ng. Vincent Monsang, Chief Monsangpantha village; Roshnichand, CDPO, ICDS Chandel and Dr. A. Ameeta Devi, Head in-charge of ICAR-KVK Chandel were Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and President respectively.
Ng. Vincent Monsang in his speech stressed the importance of Health is wealth and role of women in providing balance diet to the children. While Roshnichand emphasis on the nutri-gardening for providing nutri-food to the individual household, she also encouraged the School children to learn about the nutri-food and to be health conscious. And Dr. A. Ameeta Devi inform the female children and farmers to approach KVK Chandel for any training on nutri gardening. Dr. Y. Prabhabati Devi, SMS (Home Science) gave the keynote address. During the programme, tree plantation, distribution of plant sapling, seed package distribution to farmers, girl children eating nutri-millets, exhibition on value added products from millets, training on nutri-millets and film show on nutri-millets were conducted. The programme was attended by 40 girl children, 35 women farmers and staff of KVK Chandel.

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Blackgram Field Day under CFLD Conducted

Chandel, 16/09/2021: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Chandel, ICAR Regional Centre for NEH Region Manipur Centre conducted a field day programme on soybean variety DSB-19 under Cluster Front Line Demonstration on Oilseeds 2021-2022 at Lambung village, Chandel district today. The programme was held at Lambung village community hall under the sponsorship of National Food Security Mission was attended by district agriculture officer Chandel Ts Gladney Monsang as chief guest, KVK Chandel head in-charge Dr Ashem Ameeta Devi as functional president and Lambung village chief Dy Alam as guest of honour. Speaking on the occasion, KVK Chandel SMS (Agronomy) Dr Kl Levish Chongloi explained that DSB-19 is a soybean variety produced by UAS Dharwad which is very suitable to the soil of Chandel and resistant to pest attack while informing that if properly grown it can yield 2-2.5 tonnes from one hectare of land within 105-115 days. KVK Chandel under the National Food Security Mission has helped self-help groups (SHGs) of Chandel in planting the DSB-19 variety in 10 hectares of land. The main aim is to increase oilseeds production and provide an alternative income generation to the farmers. As part of the programme, selective SHGs were provided seeds of winter crops. Later, field visit and  inspection was done at farmlands growing DSB-19 variety. The programme was also attended by staff of KVK Chandel.

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