Seminar to boost agriculture held in Arunachal
AALO: The Department of Agriculture, The North East Frontier Technical University (NEFTU), Aalo, West Siang, conducted an one-day national seminar title “Innovative and Improved Cropping Pattern, Cropping System, Farming System, Marketing Strategies for Enhancing the Farmer’s Income in India” at the University seminar hall, NEFTU.
The seminar was inaugurated by Dr Gyanendra Mani, general manager, NABARD, Itanagar, who also graced the occasion as chief guest. The other dignitaries who shared the dais were Dr Tejum Padu, vice- chancellor, NEFTU, Dr Chitrangad Singh Raghav, senior scientist-cum-head, Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), KVK Basar; Jummar Basar, Superintendent of Police, West Siang, Jarli Yomcha, ADO, Dept. of Agriculture and Dr. Alok Kumar, registrar, NEFTU.
Dr Mani while delivering the inaugural speech, highlighted the basic features of Arunachal economy with specific focus on the agriculture sector. He indicated that rice and maize together account for 80 per cent of area and 88 per cent of total food grain production in the State indicating the low level of crop diversification in the State and therefore the theme of the seminar is very relevant in today’s context.
He also said non availability of good quality planting materials, lack of organized marketing & post harvest infrastructure, lack of processing industries, non-implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, declining institutional credit support to agriculture sector over the last few years are the reasons for slow pace of growth of the agriculture sector in the State.
Dr Mani suggested that there is need to create better understanding and awareness about agriculture specific schemes like Krishi Rinn Yojona, Sashakt Kisan Yojona, Krishi Sumuh Yojona, White Revolution Scheme, Arunachal Agri Start Up scheme, etc.
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