Kohima, October 18 (NEx): Noklak Police in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Tuensang organized a one day demonstration session on cultivation training at Village Guard Memorial Hall on October 16 at New Pangsha, Noklak.
The training was conducted with the tag line and Motto “Reaching the Unreached Borders” under the initiatives of Dr. Pritpal Kaur, Superintendent of Police, Noklak. Dr. Shisarenla Aier and Yanger. I. Kichu (KVK) were the resource persons and atleast 80 farmers from Pangsha and ITC (International Trade Centre) DAN villages were covered during the session.
In a short speech, Dr. Kaur expressed the need to improve agricultural technology to increase livelihood, earning, economy, value addition and scientific cultivation. She stated, “Farmers are the backbone of the society. I want Noklak to be the best District. With so many talented people, we should be number one in every positive sphere-unquote.”
Dr. Shisarenla Aier, illustrated on the production technology of winter vegetables to the farmers. She also distributed winter vegetable seeds and farming equipments under NEH, IARI programmes. Dr. Aier handed over a wheel hoe from the Department of Horticulture to L. Lupai, chairman of DAN village, Noklak.
Method demonstration on nursery raising techniques of vegetable crops such as carrot, onion, spinach, beans, pulse and mustard seeds were conducted by Yanger. I. Kichu, Farm Manager, KVK.
Under this social initiative, the organizers have stretched their hands towards agricultural development in one of the remotest places in the State. The Indo-Myanmar border village got its first one of a kind practical training, which would help the farmers enhance their cultivation and economy.
Dr. Kaur while interacting with NagalandExpress said that villagers at Indo Myanmar border, though very hard working and talented, lack opportunities and infrastructure. In order to build up those human resources, they needed skill training and opportunities. Since Noklak is a new district, it will take some time for all departments to come to Noklak, hence Noklak police collaborated with KVK (Krishi Vigyan Kendra) Tuensang and planned an extensive hands on training for sowing and cultivation of crops in scientific manner.
The session was held by choosing one field and farmers were asked to do practicals after teaching them and were given seeds of various vegetables and pulses, along with some machines for rice harvesting, tilling the soil etc, after teaching them with demonstrations.
The program was chaired by Mongtei Khiamniungan, S.I. Noklak Police. Invocation was pronounced by Pastor Tsuno, New Pangsha Baptist Church. There was an open floor for questions and answers where the participants raised their queries, followed by a vote of thanks by Shingnya, Village Council Chairman, New Pangsha. The session concluded with a benediction by Moun, Women Associate Pastor, New Pangsha Baptist Church.