9th September 2013, Jharnapani
National Centre on Integrated Pest Management (NCIPM), New Delhi and ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region organized a three-day training programme on Integrated Pest Management in crops important for NEH Region of India at the ICAR, Nagaland Centre, Jharnapani.
Dr. K.D. Kokate, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR inaugurated the programme. In his address as Chief Guest, Dr. Kokate flagged the role of north-eastern region in contributing to the agriculture production of the country. He said that the second green revolution should start from north-eastern states by minimizing the loss in crop production due to insect-pests and diseases. Dr. Kokate also appreciated the ICAR Nagaland Centre for hosting this training programme for the benefit of farmers.
In the remarks as chairman, Dr. S. V. Ngachan, Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region highlighted the pest scenario in important field crops in north-eastern hill region and the importance of traditional pest management. He also emphasized upon the use of safe pesticides for maintaining the healthy ecology of the region.
In his Remark, Dr. C. Chattopadhyay, Director, NCIPM briefed the gathering about the training programme and importance of training in minimizing crop losses through IPM practices. He mentioned that it was a privilege to organize such a programme in this part of the country.
Dr. C. Rajkhowa, Director, NRC on Mithun and Dr. A.K. Gogoi, ZPD, Zone-III, Barapani also gave their valuable remarks.
Earlier, Dr. Bidyut C. Deka, Joint Director, ICAR Nagaland Centre welcomed the dignitaries and highlighted the importance of IPM in the context of NEH region.
Participants from KVKs, NGOs, State Government institutes and progressive farmers from Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland participated in the 3-day (9th -11th September, 2013) training programme.
Dr. Mukesh Sehgal, Principal Scientist, NCIPM proposed the vote of thanks.
(Source: NCIPM, New Delhi)