A three days residential training programme (02 – 04/7/18) on Nursery Management of Fruit and Vegetable Crops was inaugurated today at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphel. It was inaugurated by Shri J. C. Ramthanga, I.A.S, Principal Scientist (Hort & Soil Cons; Shri Krishna Kumar, I.A.S., Deputy Commissioner, Chandel; Dr. I. Meghachandra Singh, Nodal Officer, KKA, Chandel with Dr. Deepak Singh, Sr. Scientist and Head, KVK Chandel and Mrs. Honey Chara, District Officer, Horticulture & Soil Conservation, Chandel in continuation of residential training requirement for the farmers of the villages included in the aspirational district under Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan.
Chandel district of Manipur is one of the aspirational districts selected for implementation of Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan which started from 1st June and will end on 31st July’2018. Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan is a part of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s approach to Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022. It is taken up in 25 villages in Chandel district having higher population.
During today inaugural programme, Shri Krishna Kumar, I.A.S., Deputy Commissioner, Chandel expressed gratitude to Dr. I.M. Singh, Officer Nodal Officer, KKA, Chandel & his team for carrying out the activities under KKA effectively. He expressed that selection of Chandel district under KKA was a blessing in disguise because of the intense activities to be taken up within the two months.
Shri J. C. Ramthanga, I.A.S, Principal Scientist (Horticulture & Soil Conservation), said that Chandel has huge scope for cultivation of fruits and vegetables. He expressed his desire of making Chandel as the first organic district of the state. He hoped that district would be more developed after the implementation of the KKA.
Dr. I. Meghachandra Singh, Nodal Officer, KKA, Chandel, commenting on the hard work of the staff involved encouraged the KVK and Line Departments to give more labour to make KKA a grand success in the district despite numerous hurdles. He also urged the farmers to utilize the expertise of the resource persons and implement in their respective villages.
In the training 55 farmers from Khudei Khunou, Japhou, Kapaam, Chumbang, Panchai, Monsang Pantha, Sajik Tampak, Aihang, Chandel Christian, New Somtal, Lambung, Mantak, Lamphoupasna, Chakpikarong, Panchai, Tampi, Moltuk and Mantripantha villages and staff of KVK Chandel and District Horticulture & Soil Conservation, Chandel are participating.