Assam Agricultural University scientists impart training for uplift of farmers
A team of scientists from Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Jorhat visited two villages in Dima Hasao
HAFLONG: A team of scientists from Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Jorhat visited two villages in Dima Hasao, namely Simplngdisha of Maibang and Boro Narayanpur of Harangajao in Dima Hasao district on March 30 and March 31.
'Healthy body is the prerequisite for a healthy mind' was the essence of the training conducted by scientists from AAU, Jorhat. The year-long activities are being held at the behest of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research- NEH Programme for uplifting the livelihood of farmers through production of horticultural crops and mushroom.
Dr Sailen Gogoi enlightened the trainees about scientific vegetable cultivation while Dr Dilip Kr Sarma and Apurba Das imparted hands-on-training on mushroom cultivation. Dr Bikash Hazarika instructed about intensive betel vine cultivation under agroshade net-house for remunerative production.
Dr ManhaBathari highlighted about other benefits of bee-keeping in addition to honey production. Minor farm tools, sprayers, watering cans and vegetable seeds were distributed to the needy villagers. Full financial assistance for one scientific mushroom house was provided to a committee constituted with the gaon bura as the leader, in presence of State Agriculture functionaries. Mushroom spawns were also handed over to start the production immediately. Bamboos and fence-nets have been provided to the committee for setting up a community model nutrition garden in both the villages. More villages will be brought under the ambit of this programme.
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