Kohima, May 06 (NEx): With an objective to encourage the farmers to promote local coffee and to enhance productivity & sustainable farming, the Department of Land Resources, Peren organised a program at DPO Office, Jalukie on May 6th, 2021 and distributed 15 Rubber Sheet Roller machines and 15 Coffee Pulping machines for farmers of Peren district.
Dr. Tinojongshi Chang (NCS) ADC, Jalukie as special guest, handed over the machineries to the farmers. The project has been funded by the North East Council (NEC). Owing to the favourable agro-climatic conditions, Peren district has immense scope and potentiality for both Rubber and Coffee plantation, he said and further stressed on the importance of Rubber and Coffee Plantation as a sustainable crop to generate local economy and enhance their livelihood.
He encouraged the farmers to focus on mass quantity production and channelize their products across the globe. He also applauded the Department for mobilising the farmers and providing continuous support, intellectual resource and guidance by systematically implementing the works.
Alemla Aier, District Project officer, Land Resources Department added that Peren district known as ‘the Green District of Nagaland’ is the nearest and has the best forest areas with natural beauty. She encouraged the farmers to have exemplary vision and put extra efforts and go for plantation at a larger scale by promoting eco-tourism and providing more avenues for self employment thereby generating more income which will go directly to the villagers.
(With inputs from DIPR)