FROM OUR CORREPONDENT
ITAGAR, April 5: A day-long awareness programme on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yoj (PMFBY) was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Jairampur in Changlang district on Monday.
Attending the programme, Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering called on the farmers to take maximum benefit from the programme, an official report informed here today.
“Though our state doesn’t have the history of drought or farmer suicide, the project will help our farmers benefit from the minor crops failures caused by hailstones and torrential rains,” Ering added.
He said, “Seventy percent of the population are farmers and lives in villages and PMFBY will ensure that their livelihood doesn’t get affected by tural calamities”. He also suggested the farmers to focus on low investment and high yield crops.
“In recent years, the inclition of local population has been more towards agriculture and such security against crop failures will obviously help that interest to grow further, Ering added. mpong-Jairmapur MLA Laisam Simai acknowledging the farmer contribution to enhance tiol and regiol economy said, “PMFBY will prevent the massive losses farmers incur due to tural calamities like draught”.
“tural calamities in some part of the tion has been brutal which has added to the farmer suicide rates, insuring the crops will stop the farmers from taking such drastic steps,” said Simai.
Further he said, KVK Changlang (Jairampur) is the youngest from all the KVKs and the locals are uware of its primary role. He suggested the KVK to erase the gap that exists between them and the farmers. “It will eble the local farmers to yield maximum benefit from the reputed institute,” Simai added.
Simai also asked them to invite local farmers of the district to their high yield demonstration farm and educate how to improve the productivity by improving their crop choice and agriculture method. He also insisted on imparting demonstration in the field as most of the farmers are illiterate and sometime they don’t catch up the theory imparted by the scientist, the report added.