AGHUNATO, May 2: Along with the rest of the State, Zunheboto ATMA block organised farmers welfare workshop at DC Conference Hall, Zunheboto Wednesday under the theme ‘Doubling of Farmers Income’.

Speaking at the event as special guest, SDO (C) Ajit Kumar Ranjan, IAS spoke on the importance of having SHG for generating more income from farming, he encouraged farmers to open bank Account for saving the money generated from agricultural products.

While presenting his speech through power point, Dr. Rajesh from KVK, NU Lumami said that to double the farmers’ income, the farmers need to shift from monocrop area to multiple cropping and by using the HYV for all crops, one can generate more income. He informed the farmers to avail the facilities provided by KVK which can be accessed through online or by phone. He also stressed the importance of using vermicompost in farming in order to have organic food.

Chubatsur Jamie, BTM delivered the keynote address. The success story was shared by Kavito Zhimo, Progressive farmer. Dr. Amenla AHO spoke on the cultivation of cardamom and Mughato Kiba Extension Agent spoke on sericulture as an alternative source of sustainable livelihood and John Belho ATM delivered the vote of thanks.

Later the Department of Horticulture distributed vegetable seeds free of cost. Meanwhile, the department of AH&VS organised free health camp/free ARV vaccination, fertility awareness and distribution of medicines at District Veterinary Hospital Zunheboto.

In the programme the Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Mia Toshi said that free health camp and free vaccination is being organised to prevent the premature death of livestock and to generate income from livestock.

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