A programme on Capacity Building and Input Distribution programme on “Scientific cultivation on High yielding varieties of rice, rice bean, blackgram under rainfed condition for doubling farmers’ income under NEH component was conducted today at KVK Chandel. The programme was sponsored by ICAR-Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Ranchi (Jharkhand) and implemented in collaboration with KVK Chandel. The programme was attended by Shri Krishna Kumar, IAS Deputy Commissioner Chandel; Dr. Tilak R. Sharma, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Ranchi (Jharkhand); Dr. Vijai Pal Bhadana, Nodal Officer & Pr. Scientist (Genetics & Plant Breeding), ICAR-Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Ranchi (Jharkhand) and Dr. I.M Singh, Joint Director, ICAR-RC for NEH Region, Manipur Centre as Chief Guest, Guests of Honour and Functional President respectively.
In the technical session, S. Gunamani Singh, SMS (Plant Breeding), KVK Imphal West spoke on package and practices of rice seed production while Dr. N. Johnson Singh, SMS (Plant Protection), KVK Churachandpur spoke on Insect pest management on rice, rice bean and rajma.
The programme was also attended by Ts. Gladney Monsang, District Agriculture Officer, staff of KVK Chandel and farmers from different blocks of the district. Various inputs were also distributed to the farmers.