NE KISAN MELA ORGANISED BY CIH, NAGALAND
Central Institute of Horticulture, Nagaland, organized a two days “North East Kisan Mela Cum Horticulture Stake Holders Meet” at its campus at Medziphema, Nagaland on 22nd & 23rd Jan., 2018. The event was inaugurated by Shri. Jalaj Shrivastava, IAS, Additional secretary (Hort.), DAC&FW, Govt. of India. In his inaugural address, he mentioned that our country is the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world and we are blessed with vivid climatic condition which is suitable for cultivation of various types of horticultural crops. He emphasizes that we must capitalize these blessings aggressively for progressive horticulture and he also stressed on bamboo processing in the form of compressed bamboo bricks, beekeeping, GI tags for crops that has unique traits, organic cultivation, processing and value addition. He also mentioned that horticulture sector has eminence scope for everyone from farmers, entrepreneurs to landless labourer such as mushroom cultivation, bee keeping, vermi-composting, multilayered nursery, slanting cultivation, agribusiness clinic, logistic, processing and value addition.
Earlier, welcome address was delivered by Director, CIH, Dr. Lallan Ram, brief remark were given by Dr. Anamika Sharma, Head, KVK, Dimapur, Nagaland, Dr.R.E. lotha, Director, Dept. of Horticulture, Govt. of Nagaland, Dr. Naveen Kumar Patle, Deputy Commissioner (Hort.), DAC&FW, New Delhi. Also during the programme, the chief guest and dignitaries released the publication of the institute and distributed certificates of skill development (ASCI) to the trainees and accredited nurseries.Vote of thanks was delivered Mr. LichamoYanthan, AHS, CIH, Medziphema and the inaugural programme was compered by Ms. Imtinaro Jamir.
Earlier the chief guest inaugurated the soil sterilization unit and foundation stone of culvert at the Institute. The event had participation from exhibitors and farmers from all the states of north east. During the event, a horticulture stake holders meet was also organized and chaired by by Dr. V A Parthasarathy, President, NABS and Ex-Director, IISR, Calicut and Co-chaired by Dr. N.K. Mohan, Chief consultant, CIH and Ex-Chief Scientist, HRS, Kahikuchi, Guwahati. Power point presentation were delivered by Dr. V A Parthasarathy, Dr. N.K. Mohan, Prof. S. Alam, AAU, Jorhat and Dr. S.C. Panwar, Jiont Director, NHB (NER), Guwahati.
On the second day, an exposure visit was organized for the exhibitors and participants of the events.The event concluded with plenary session and presentation of report and recommendations by Dr. Lallan Ram, Director, CIH.