KVK and ATMA Meeting at Nagaland University, Lumami
Zunheboto ATMA conducted ATMA Management Committee (AMC) meeting and release of “The Farmers’ Dream” (A Newsletter of ATMA Zunheboto) at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nagaland University on 7th December 2017. Prof. A.K. Singh, Vice-Chancellor Incharge graced the meeting as special guest. The programme was chaired by Tokato Zhimomi, Dy. Project Diector ATMA, Zunheboto. K. Khekiho Shohe, Project Director ATMA, delivered the keynote address of the meeting. Release of the first edition. “The Farmers’ Dream”—a Newsletter of ATMA Zunheboto—was made by the special guest during the meeting.
Prof. A.K. Singh, Vice-Chancellor incharge, in his speech, focussed on the growth of Nagaland agriculture without compromising its sustainability and encouraged them to transform green Revolution to Organic Green Revolution, citing the example of Punjab state where many farmers were affected due to use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. He further encouraged the ATMA Committee and officials of different department of the district to transfer their knowledge and not die with their knowledge, suggesting them to take farmers ideas in their various policy-decisions. For as long as the villages are backward, Gandhian dream of India will never be fulfilled.
Prof. N.S. Jamir, Registrar In-charge, Nagaland University, on his speech, applauded the Committee by saying that enhancement of Nagaland Agriculture has been observed because of intervention of ATMA, KVK, ICAR, etc. He stated that Nagaland has potential for good agricultural growth but Nagas are failing to play the role by not utilising its potential. He further encouraged the members to contribute more and enhance the marketing by exporting more and importing less. He opined that Nagaland can be a backbone of India only when each of us contribute something and work hard for the growth of Nagaland agriculture.
Dr. Rakesh Kr. Chaurasia
Sr. Scientist & Head