Gangtok, 02 May:
In a series of engagements, Governor Ganga Prasad today visited the Model Horticulture Farm at Majhitar, Bihari Dharmashala at Singtam and the Sikkim Milk Union Plant in Tadong, an official press release informs.
At the Model Horticulture Farm at Majhitar, the Governor inspected the various facilities, nurseries and integrated mushroom unit where he was briefed on initiatives and interventions undertaken by the Department for farmers.
In a brief interaction with the officials, the Governor stressed on the need to ensure the participation of farmers in all the interventions and schemes and urged them to work hand in hand with farmers to achieve the target of doubling farmer incomes by 2022.
Next, the Governor reached the Bihari Dharmasala at Singtam where he was received by members of the Singtam Nagar Panchayat led by the president, Sawan Pradhan, Sikkim Bihari Jagran Manch president Swaminath Prasad, general secretary Birendra Prasad and members of various branches of SBJM, NGOs and business community.
The executive members of SBJM placed various grievances and concerns of the community with the Governor and sought assistance towards the overall welfare of the community in Sikkim.
In his brief address, the Governor assured to look into their “genuine grievances” and urged the community to catalyze economic prosperity of the State and contribute towards maintaining harmony, peace and brotherhood here, the release informs.
He also called upon all to be proactive and productive when it comes to contributing to the overall interests of the State.
Governor was also felicitated by SBJM during the occasion, the release adds.
On the last leg of the tour, the Governor visited the Sikkim Cooperative Milk Producers Union plant at Tadong where he was accorded warm reception by Managing Director, Dr AB Karki and officers of the plant.
The Governor visited various sections of the plant and enquired after the products prepared there and was provided a brief insight on the technical aspects of the processing and state of the art facilities of the plant by Joint General Manager, Bishal Tiwari.
He also enquired about the welfare initiatives of the plant in the interest of the milk producers in far flung areas of the State.
The Managing Director placed various issues and concerns of the milk producing farmers and the plant and also apprised the Governor about future plans seeking his blessings and assistance to resolve few issues the union was confronting at present.
The Governor urged the management of the plant and members of the union to remain committed to the cause of farmer welfare through expansion and diversification of dairy products.
He also assured to look into the issues hindering growth and expansion of the union with special focus on its future plan of action.