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CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF HORTICULTURE

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

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ACTIVITIES/ INITIATIVES UNDERTAKEN DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN


Awareness programme on COVID-19 and distribution of masks, gloves to field workers on 13th March 2020. The workers were trained on health, hygiene and cleanliness in the campus. Sanitization of CIH premises done regularly

 

Distribution of masks, gloves to workers
Disinfectant spray in Institute premises
Disinfectant spray in office
Disinfectant spray in office

Low cost Sanitization chamber

To contain the spread of COVID-19 in the campus, a low cost sanitization chamber was constructed by the institute during the lockdown period. Every person entering the institute is being sanitized in the chamber.

Online training of farmers conducted through Microsoft Teams on 22nd & 29th May 2020

Online training of farmers on 22nd May 2020
Online training of farmers on 22nd May 2020

Technology demonstrations established in the institute during the lockdown

To contain the spread of COVID-19 in the campus, a low cost sanitization chamber was constructed by the institute during the lockdown period. Every person entering the institute is being sanitized in the chamber.

Cultivation of Okra
Cultivation of Potato
Cultivation of Spinach
Cultivation of Radish

Production and supply of quality planting material

a)  Rootstock raised: Sowing of Citrus rootstock (Rangpur Lime) seed in 75 trays.
b)  Plants propagated: Cashewnut (V-4, VRI-3, BBSR-1) = 250 nos., Guava (Allahabad Safeda, L-49) = 150 nos., Citrus (Acid
lime & Khasi Mandarin) = 950 nos.
c)  Sale: During the lockdown 12101 nos. of acid lime plants, 280 nos. of cashewnut plants, 1775 nos. of khasi mandarin
plants and 220 nos. of guava plants have been sold.

Distribution of basic food materials to field labours during lockdown on 17th April 2020 at CIH, Nagaland

Preparation of various value added products in the Institute during lockdown period

Tuitty fruity
Strawberry squash
Peach squash

Quarantine centre at CIH, Nagaland: The Institute has been requisitioned as a quarantine centre by the Govt. of Nagaland. 16 returnees have been accommodated in CIH guest house cum hostel

Video conferencing

A video conferencing was organized by Dept. of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare on 27th April 2020 to deliberate on the issues of marketing and supply chain of agricultural produce. The Institute coordinated for participation of FPO Dimapur, FPO Kohima & FPC Molvom in the video conference.

Sale of farm produce

The farm produce sold during lockdown are as follows. Anthurium-1585 nos., Carnation-1725 nos., Gerbera-3440 nos., Gladiolus-159., Golden ros-220 nos., Peach-35 kgs., Strawberry-19 kgs., Sweet potato-9 kgs.

Strawberry fruit
Gerbera flower
Anthurium flower
Carnation flower