Training prog on increasing farmers’ income held

CHRONICLE BUREAU
IMPHAL, 22nd June: A one-day training programme on “Management Practices for Cultivation of Kharif Rice for Increasing Farmer’s Income” was held on Thursday at Khabam Bamdiar Development Farmer’s Club, Imphal West. The programme was organised by ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal. Around 30 farmers from Khabam Bamdiar and adjoining villages attended the programme.

A team of ICAR resource persons consisting of Dr Kh Rishikanta Singh, Scientist Agri Economics; Dr Arati Ningombam, Scientist Entomology; Kh Hera Singh, STO KVK Imphal West and Dr Lydia Zimik, SMS KVK Imphal West interacted with the farmers during the training programme.

The importance of quality seed selection, management of nursery field, plant nutrition, pest and disease management, use of ecofriendly insect trap and direct paddy seeder were explained by the team to the farmers. The benefit and advantage of forming farmer’s club to solve the problem of farmers were also explained during the training programme.


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