19th April 2017, Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh
The first State Coordination Committee Meeting for doubling farmers’ income of Arunachal Pradesh was organized by ICAR-NRC on Yak at Directorate of Agriculture, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Naharlagun here today.
Dr. K.M. Bujarbaruah, Vice-Chancellor, Assam Agricultural University and chairman of the SCC, in his inaugural address emphasized to focus on the use of appropriate location specific technologies and strategies for doubling the farmers’ income of in Arunachal Pradesh having diverse agro-climatic regions with tropical climate in valleys and foot hills and alpine climate in high hills. He suggested enhancing the overall productivity of crops, vegetables, fruits, fisheries and other livestock by taking the advantage of diverse agro-climatic conditions of the state and diversification of agricultural activities for the income generation of different categories of the farmers. Beside national markets and eNAM, the establishment of regional markets (mandis) across the borders of adjoining states would mutually benefits the farmers of all northeast states of the country.
Dr. S.M Deb, Director, ICAR-NRC on Yak, presented the overview of agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and other livestock production scenario in state.
The meeting was attended by Dr. M. Surya Prakash, Commissioner Fisheries, Dr. K. Ado, Director, Horticulture, Dr. N.D. Minto, Jt. Director, Animal husbandry, Dr. N. Pertin, Jt. Director, Agriculture, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.
In the concluding remarks, the chairman suggested for focussing on the formulating the suitable strategies for achieving the double income of farmers in Arunachal Pradesh through agriculture diversification and organic production.
(Source: ICAR-NRC on Yak)