ICAR-National Organic Farming Research Institute, Tadong, Gangtok in collaboration with ICAR-KVK East Sikkim at Khamdong VAC, East Sikkim organized a two-day Training –cum-Awareness Program on ‘Organic Crop Production’(22-23 December 2016) under TSP program. The programme was orgnaised as a part of “Jai Kisan-Jai Vigyan” week celebration.
Dr. R.K. Avasthe, Joint Director, ICAR–NOFRI, Tadong in his address urged the farmers to implement the improved production technology of different crops for sustainable farming in the State. He detailed the organic nutrient management techniques through various sources of organic nutrients. Addressing the gathering, he further detailed the year round cropping sequences for higher profitability under climatic change scenario.
National Mushroom Day was also observed on December 23, 2016.
Total of 63 nos. of progressive farmers from Khamdong GPU, East Sikkim participated in the program.
Seeds of vegetable pea, mushroom spawn, plastics, organic pesticides and biofertilizers were distributed to the farmers. Farmers were detailed organic crop production techniques.
Later the farmers’ were practically demonstrated to scientific cultivation of oyster mushroom and development of low cost poly tunnel at farmer’s field.
(Source: ICAR-National Organic Farming Research Institute, Tadong, Gangtok)