19th Aug 2022 10:08:PM Editorials
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Farming is an activity with the potential to bring economic prosperity to rural communities in Arunachal Pradesh. Majority of women in the countryside are engaged in this activity and therefore it has the potential to bring women’s empowerment and overall prosperity.
The launch of the first consignment of vegetables from self help groups and women groups for  the Army personnel stationed in Arunachal Pradesh from three locations - Bolung in Lower Dibang Valley, Chug village in West Kameng and Gunanagar in Namsai district on August 16 is a huge step in bolstering the state’s rural economy.
Arunachal Pradesh has a huge Army presence with an estimated one lakh personnel, of which 50,000 personnel deployed in the Kameng sector alone. The Indian Army and paramilitary forces have a huge presence in the state and demand huge quantity of fruits and vegetables for daily consumption. With no proper system in place, this opportunity has not been utilised by the locals and the security forces have been procuring their requirements from other states.
Christened Mission ‘Krishi Veer’, it envisions a system to supply vegetables and fruits to the huge contingents of Army and para-military personnel stationed in Arunachal Pradesh directly from local farmers. The initiative is one which is well thought out and has the potential to become a game changer if followed through properly. It has the potential to enhance the income of local farmers and encourage them to professionally take up farming which in a way will also generate employment. 

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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