Training programme for North Sikkim Tribal Farmers
SIKKIM: ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region, Sikkim Centre organized three-day training programme on organic crop production from Tuesday to Thursday at Ringhim, Mangan, North Sikkim to increase awareness and strengthen the progressive tribal farmers on organic crop production by dissemination of scientific knowledge along with input support system under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP).
Anguli Lepcha, Zilla Adhyaksha, North Sikkim, Chief Guest of the event, in her address appreciated ICARRCNEH, Sikkim Centre for organizing such programmes and imparting knowledge regarding organic crop production and also for providing critical quality inputs.
Ms. Tshering Choden Lepcha, Zilla member Ringhim-Nampatam, North Sikkim also addressed during the inaugural session of the programme.
Dr. R. K. Avasthe, Joint Director, ICARRCNEH, Sikkim Center appreciated the farmers for taking keen interest in organic crop production and scientists of the Centre for their efforts in organizing the training programme. He highlighted the activities of the Centre related to organic crop production.
Inputs like spray machines, organically permitted bio pesticides, fungicides, bio fertilizers, vermicompost units (vermibeds), polythene for mushroom production, vegetable seeds and mushroom spawn were distributed to the farmers.
Fifty five progressive farmers of Ringhim, Upper Singhik and Kalow Wards representing Self Help Groups (SHGs) attended the programme .