Chandel 07/08/2019: Jal Shakti Abhiyan Mela was conducted at Modi village, Chandel Block today. The programme was attended by Chief of Modi Kl. John and 41 farmers from the village. ACTO (Agronomy) Dr. Kl. Levish Chongloi and ACTO (Plant Breeding) Ts. Leenda Monsang of KVK Chandel have a brief discussion and interaction with the farmers on the campaigned of Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched by the Government of India. The campaigned focus on five aspects — water conservation and rainwater harvesting, renovation of traditional and other water bodies, reuse of water and recharging of structures, watershed development, and intensive afforestation. Krishi Vigyan Kendra Mela is organised to promote efficient water use for irrigation and better crop choices. During the programme, awareness on water scarcity and efficient use of water were stressed and the need of drip irrigation and sprinkler irrigation for cultivation of field crops were also emphasised to cope with water scarcity. Staff of KVK Chandel also attended the programme.
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