Umiam, 1st August 2016.
With the aim of enhancing public awareness of the nutritional and food security benefits of pulses and their contribution to sustainable food production and the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers, the ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region has taken up an initiative to create awareness among farmers. In this connection, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR Regional Centre for North-Eastern Hills Region organized an awareness programme on ‘Promotion of pulses in Garo Hills’ at Community Hall, Mendal, North Garo Hills. Dr Tanmay Samajdar (Programme Coordinator, KVK) briefed about the importance of pulse cultivation in Garo Hills and emphasized on cultivation of green gram in pre- kharif and black gram, lentil in rabi. The chief guest, Shri D. D. Sangma (Additional Deputy Commissioner, North Garo Hills) assured all kind helps and support in future. Shrim Sangma also requested the KVK to organize such awareness programmes in other parts of the district The other orators emphasized on the importance of pulses in our day-to-day life; about the cultivation techniques of different types of pulses etc. The farmers came forward and requested the KVK to organize demonstration on pulses in coming rabi.
(Source: ICAR- ICAR Research Complex for NEH, Umiam)