Vegetable production training in Upper Bhaluthang

Gangtok, 06 Jun:

Mevedir conducted training on vegetable production for farmers of Yangtey GPU at Bhaluthang in West Sikkim on 04 Jun, a press release informs.

The programme was attended by representative of Horticulture & Agriculture Department, Srijana Chhetri, Zilla Panchayat, Roshan Khatiwada, Ward Panchayat, Sashi Kala Chhetri, along with master trainers from Mevedir, Nir Maya Chettri and Biren Tiwari, and 30 farmers from Yangtey GPU.

Ms Chettri explained about the technical part of poly tunnel cultivation and preparation of soil mixture for growing planting materials in plug trays.

Master trainer from Mevedir, Ms Chettri, demonstrated on nursery keeping of various crops in the modular tray inside the poly tunnels. Soil mixture preparation and planting of seeds of cauliflower, brinjal, cabbage, chilli and tomatoes was demonstrated with hands on training being provided to the participants.

Zilla Panchayat, Mr Khatiwada, encouraged farmers to adopt such modern technologies and increase vegetable production in the GPU.

Likewise, Ward Panchayat, Ms Chhetri urged the farmers to participate in such trainings and make no room for any complaints. She added that the State Government has been promoting farmer friendly policies and highlighted on the initiatives of the District Administration to cover all fallow land in the district. Incentives will be provided to progressive farmers, she added.