Awareness cum sensitization program on AgDSM

Gangtok, 16 May: The Energy & Power Department, Government of Sikkim a State Designated Agency under Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India had organized one-day awareness cum sensitization program on Agriculture Demand Side Management (AgDSM) to farmers and agriculture field officials at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Gyalshing, West Sikkim on 15 May, 2019.

The chief guest was Sr scientist, TNBhutia, KVK, Gyalshing and guest of honour, Chief Engineer (SDA), DN Khatiwara, Energy & Power Department, a press release informs.

The program was funded by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) Ministry of Power, Government of India. The SDA, Sikkim had apprised Joint Director, Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) Tadong for support and active participation which was a fruitful and interactive session for farmers, the release mentions.

Subject Matter Specialists, Vidhan Pradhan and Roshni Silwal also presented PPT on organic farming and diseases affecting crops.

Farmers were informed about efficient use of power in Piggery, Poultry farming, Rice mill processing, importance of earthing, Standard &Labelling of electrical appliances, etc. Farmers were also encouraged to use LED Bulb in place of incandescent bulb.

During the programme, SDA also presented Power Point Presentation on energy conservation and Energy Conservation Act 2001.

The programme was attended by more than100 farmers from West District.