2nd March, 2019, Gangtok
The ICAR-National Organic Farming Research Institute, Tadong, Gangtok organized Training-cum-Frontline Demonstration Programme on “Organic Vegetable Production for the progressive farmers of Lingdok, East Sikkim” today.
The aim of the programme was to create the awareness and self-reliance in the organic vegetable crop production under the All India Coordinated Research Project on Plasticulture Engineering and Technology.
In his address, Dr. R.K. Avasthe, Joint Director, ICAR-NOFRI, Tadong urged the farmers for increasing the cropping intensity and to grow more crops for sustainable farming in the State. He also accentuated on the importance of scientific knowledge for commercial production of organic crops for bringing about perceptible change in the region.
Dr Avasthe also distributed untreated vegetable seeds, organic pesticides, bio-fertilizers and plastics for the construction of low cost plastic tunnels and low cost plastic rain shelters to the progressive farmers.
Smt. Devika Khatiwada, Zilla Member, East Sikkim encouraged the farmers for cultivating their land and generating the income for improving their living standard and become self-dependent.
Earlier, Smt. Kabita Basnet, Horticulture Inspector, Lingdok, HCCDD, Government of Sikkim welcomed the participants.
Shri Vishnu Bhakt Gautam, Panchayat President, Lingdok and Smt. Kesang Doma Bhutia, Panchayat Vice President, Lingdok were also present during the programme.
A total of 31 progressive farmers participated in the programme.
(Source: ICAR-National Organic Farming Research Institute, Tadong, Gangtok)