Gangtok: November 9
Forty five progressive farmers of Lum, Gor, Sangtok GPU of Lower Dzongu were
provided with a daylong training on Rabi Campaign organized by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) under the Food Security and Agriculture Development Department at Pheedang, Lower Dzongu. According to a press release, the programme was held on organic farming and has trained the farmers to educate their agriculture knowledge and allied activities and also to develop a cost effective and sustainable extension system to facilitate the farming community towards achieving prosperity.
While highlighting on the farming methods of Rabi crops, Deputy Project Director
North, TT Lepcha stressed on the farming of wheat and mustard where Lepcha
encouraged the farmers for the use of organic manure while farming the crops.
Further, Lepcha also informed about the technical method of sowing seeds and
process of maturing and precaution to be taken before sowing the seeds and also
highlighted about the scheme of ATMA.
Adding further, Lepcha added that, this is a society of key stakeholders involved
in the agricultural activities for sustainable agriculture development in the
district. Likewise, Ward Panchayat, Dawa Dorjee Lepcha expressed his gratitude towards the department for providing such a fruitful scheme in the village and also urged the farmers to take benefit from this scheme. On the same hand, the farm school was also set up where one of the progressive farmers from Dzongu, Gyan Ongrub Lepcha has been nominated as instructor for the farm school of Lum, Gor, Sangtok GPU.
On the day, farmers were also provided with wheat seeds and Nalpak manure
(organic manure) by the department.
ATMA has been established in each district as an autonomous institution providing flexible working environment involving all the stake holders in the project planning, added he release.