10th Jun 2021 11:06:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

PASIGHAT, Jun 10: As part of the community empowerment initiative with the theme ‘Agriculturally Vibrant and Self Reliant (AVSR) NEH Region’ undertaken by Central Agricultural University, Imphal which involves distribution of technology products  to the farmers of the Northeast amid the prevailing Covid situation through all its 13 constituent colleges and 6 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) spread across the region, a virtual event for contribution of one day’s salary by the staff of the affiliated colleges (CHF, CoA, KVKs,  MTTC and VTC) was organized on Wednesday.
Conducted in both offline and online modes and coordinated centrally from CAU, Imphal the programme was graced by the Chief Ministers of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, Biren Singh and Pema Khandu respectively. While praising the initiative of supporting the NE farmers amid the difficult Covid situation, Khandu stressed on the need for technology-driven agricultural practices in Arunachal Pradesh as well as in all NE states. 
It is pertinent to mention that College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat has linked more than 100 farmers online and 11 representative farmers from six adopted villages of East Siang district through offline mode. Dean, CHF Pasighat Professor B.N. Hazarika distributed planting materials such as fruit saplings, vegetable seeds, medicinal plants, vermicompost, bio-control agents, mushroom spawns and tools like ridgers, sanitizers, masks and gloves in the virtual presence of MLA Kaling Moyong.
Professor Hazarika expressed hope the initiative would go a long way in building and supporting the region’s farming communities.CHF Pasighat PR

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