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Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

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Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

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Press release on CIH, Medziphema Nagaland

CIH, Medziphema Nagaland conducts 3 days Farmers’ Training cum Exposure on “Advanced techniques in production of important fruits and flowers”

Three days Farmers’ training cum Exposure on “Advanced techniques in production of important fruits and flowers” was organized by Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) , Imphal West, Thoubal, Chandel and Ukhrul districts of Manipur in collaboration with the Central Institute of Horticulture, DAC & FW, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI, Medziphema, Nagaland at Training centre, CIH, Medziphema from 13th - 15th June, 2017. The training was imparted to the farmers of Manipur, who came from four different districts of Manipur along with five officials from ATMA, Manipur lead by Project Director, ATMA Thoubal, Mr. Hifzur Rahaman.

Addressing the programme Dr. Lallan Ram, Director, CIH stated the importance of Horticulture and emphasized on the fact that farmers being the backbone of Indian economy needs such kind of training to equip themselves to become skilled persons to increase the production of horticulture crops in the region which has a huge potential. The Project Director, ATMA, Thoubal district, Manipur Mr. Hifzur Rahaman also thanked the Director and officials of CIH for the active coordination and technical support and encouraged the farmers to actively participate in the training programmes so that they become master trainers and disseminate the technology to the rest of the farmers in their state. The vote of thanks was pronounced by Mr. Lichamo Yanthan, Assistant Horticulture Specialist, CIH, Medziphema.

Resource persons from CIH, Medziphema. Nagaland delivered lectures on various topics such as Basics of nursery management and standard propagation techniques for citrus, mango and cashew nuts, Importance of High density planting (HDP) & canopy management in Guava, Litchi, Mango & Pineapple. Basic of Greenhouse, Site selection & Green house construction, Soil selection, Media Preparation, Sterilization, Bed Preparation & Soil less cultivation, Irrigation System in Greenhouses (Design & Installation) & Fertigation in Greenhouses, Cultivation practices of Rose, Gerbera, Orchid & Carnation. As a part of the training, field visit was also conducted where the participants were deliberated on the various activities carried out by the staffs of CIH. Exposure visit was also carried out, where the farmers visited Molvom Village, Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre and Nagaland honeybee Mission.

In the valedictory function, speeches on behalf of the participants were delivered by Mr. Kashung Ringmiyo, Ukhrul District, Mr. Hemkholun Mate and Mr. Shougrakpam Bimol Meitei, Imphal West were the participants expressed their gratitude to the Director, CIH, Nagaland and ATMA, Manipur for conducting such practical oriented training programme and expressed hope that the information gathered and knowledge gained during the training will go a long way in helping the farmers of Manipur.

Feedback forms were evaluated. Certificates along with reading and planting materials were distributed to all the participants. Altogether 34 participants from four districts of Manipur attended the training programme. The training programme was coordinated by Ms. Shisarenla Aier, Training Coordinator, CIH, Medziphema, Nagaland.

Dr. Lallan Ram, Director, CIH, Medziphema along with resource persons and participants of the 3 days training cum exposure of farmers from Manipur.