A three days residential training programme on Pest and Disease Management in Horticultural crops under “Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan” was launched today at ICAR RC for NEH Region, Manipur Centre’s conference Hall, Lamphel. The residential programme was sponsored by MIDH. The launching programme was participated by K. Kipgen, Director, Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Government of Manipur; Ksh. Birachandra Singh, Joint Director (H), Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Government of Manipur; Dr. I. Meghachandra Singh, Nodal Officer, KKA – Chandel & Principal Scientist (Seed Technology), ICAR Manipur Centre, Dr. Deepak Singh, Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK Chandel and Honey Chara, District Officer, Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Chandel.
Shri K. Kipgen, Director, Deptt of Horticulture & Soil Conservation stressed that pests and diseases are a very important factor in the horticultural crop yield. The farmers need to fully utilise the talent and expertise of the resource persons so that the new technologies and knowledge gained will be reflected in their respective crop fields.
Dr. I. Meghachandra Singh, Nodal Officer, KKA – Chandel & Principal Scientist (Seed Technology), ICAR Manipur Centre elaborated on the details of the activities taken up under Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan which is being implemented in a convergence mode with the line departments. He informed the farmers to remain organic in nature and reduce severe soil degradation by reducing deforestation so as to retain the soil fertility and stressed that planting horticultural crops will play a great role in reducing the impact of global climate change.
The launching programme was attended by staff of KVK Chandel and Horticulture & Soil Conservation Department, Chandel.