The one month long Skill Training on Small Poultry Farmer which was commenced on 24/01/2020 was concluded on 22/02/2020 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chandel. The skill training on small poultry farmers was sponsored by Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI). It is worth mentioning that the same training was also conducted last year for the farmers of Chandel. The Skill Training was attended by 20 Farmers. The inaugural programme on 23/01/2020 was attended by Dr. N. Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre; Dr. Khaidem Surchandra, Joint Director, Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Department, Chandel District and Dr. Deepak Singh, Head and Sr. Scientist, KVK Chandel as Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and Functional President respectively. While the closing programme was attended by Dr. Deepak Singh, Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK Chandel; Dr. R. Samery, Veterinary Officer, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department, Chandel and staff of KVK Chandel.
Chandel, 10th February, 2020: The 15th Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting was conducted today at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chandel. The meeting was attended by Dr. A. Chinglenkhomba Meetei, MCS, Addl. Deputy Commissioner/Project Director, DRDA; Dr. N. Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre; Dr. Kh. Surchandra Singh, Joint Director, Veterinary & Animal Husbandry, Chandel; Dr. Dipak Nath, Dy. Director, CAU- Extension Education, Imphal; Ts Gladny Monsang, District Agriculture Officer, Chandel; Dr. Deepak Singh, Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK Chandel; Dr. Y. Rama Krishna, Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK Ukhrul; Dr. S. Zeshmarani, Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK Thoubal and Dr. S. Roma Devi, Head i/c, KVK Churachanpur were the presidium members. Dr. Deepak Singh, Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK Chandel presented the Annual Report 2019 -20, while Action Plan 2020-21 was presented by concern Subject Matter Specialists of the department, wherein valuable feedback and suggestions were taken into consideration and incorporated in the Action Plan. In total, 29 stakeholders including farmer representatives have attended the meeting.
Chandel, 28/01/2020: Webcast of Prime Minister speech on Global Potato Conclave 2020 was conducted by KVKs of Imphal West, Chandel, Ukhrul, Tamenglong and Churachanpur at ICAR RC for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat today with Dr. N. Prakash, Joint Director as the dignitary. 62 farmers from the different district of Manipur attended the programme. Besides, staff of ICAR – KVKs, Manipur also attended the programme. Thereafter the programme, interaction between scientists and farmers was also conducted.
One day Awareness Programme of Cluster Demonstration on Organic Farming under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) was conducted today at Bolok Village, Chakpikarong Block in Chandel District. The Programme was organised by KVK Chandel. PKVY is an extended component of Soil Health Management (SHM) under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA). PKVY aims at supporting and promoting organic farming, in turn resulting in improvement of soil health. The programme was launched and initiated to promote organic farming through cluster approach. The objective is to produce agricultural products free from chemicals and pesticides residues by adopting eco-friendly, low-cost technologies. The gathering was briefed on the programmes and activities to be undertaken under PKVY. Training on “Importance of Organic Farming and its practices” and “Own Saved Seed Production for Organic Farming” was also conducted by Dr. Kl. Levish Chongloi, SMS (Agronomy) and Ts. Leenda Monsang, SMS (Plant Breeding) respectively. Later, field visit and group discussion was organised along with the farmers. The programme was attended by Bd. Monishing, Chief of Bolok Village and 52 farmers.
Kisan Mela was conducted from 20th – 23th December, 2019 and National Mushroom Day cum Kisan Diwas was also conducted on 23rd December, 2019 at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre with the title Bridging Lab to Land Gap for Doubling the Farmers’ Income. The programme was organized by ICAR – Manipur Centre in collaboration with AICRP Centre on Mushroom, ICAR RC NEHR, Manipur Centre; Agri – Business Incubation Centre, ICAR RC NEHR, Manipur Centre and ICAR – KVK Imphal West, Chandel, Tamenglong, Ukhrul and Churachanpur. Dr. AK Tripathi, Director ATARI – Zone VI, Guwahati, Assam; Dr. Ratan Kumar Saha, Director, Department of Extension and Education, CAU; Kh. Saya Kiran Devi, Director, Directorate of Horticulture & Soil Conservation, Govt. of Manipur; Shri. K. Kipgen, Director (Retire), Department of Horticulture & Soil Conservation, Govt. of Manipur; Shri N. Premananda Singh, Mission Director (MIDH), Department of Horticulture & Soil Conservation, Govt. of Manipur and Dr. N. Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR RC RC NEHR were the presidium members.
One day District Level Workshop on Scientific Coconut Cultivation/Technology/Value addition was conducted at KVK Chandel today. The programme was organised by Coconut Development Board, Regional Office, Guwahati, Assam and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chandel. The programme was attended by Shri Krishna Kumar, IAS, Dy. Commissioner, Chandel as Chief Guest; Smt. Ts. Gladny Monsang, DAO – Chandel & Shri L. Mohori Singh, DO Horticulture & Soil Conservation, Chandel as Guest of Honour; Dr. N. Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR – Manipur Centre as Functional President and Shri Lunghar Obed, Director, Coconut Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, Regional Office, Guwahati as Special Guest. Shri Krishna Kumar, IAS was delighted to note that coconut workshop is organised in the district for the first time. He hopes the outcome of the workshop will be productive and beneficial for the farmers of the district. L. Mohori Singh assured the interested farmers in coconut cultivation to approach the horticulture department for necessary assistant. Smt. Ts. Gladny Monsang opined that suitable cultivation for coconut will be in Moreh and New Samtal area of Khengjoy block and also instilled the farmers of Chandel for cultivation of coconut as the climate is warmer and to adapt climate change and doubling their income. Dr. N. Prakash also highlighted that Chandel climate will be suitable for coconut cultivation as it becomes warmer due to climate change. He also said that cultivation of coconut will sustain their income in the long term and exhorted entrepreneurship development in coconut cultivation which will be beneficial for the farmer. Shri Lunghar Obed informed the farmers that coconut is costly in North East India as coconut production is taken up in Assam and Tripura only. He highlighted that coconut is mostly used for religious purpose and is highly demanded and said that it is also nutrient supplement for healthy living and possessed medicinal values. He added that value addition of coconut will be profitable for women entrepreneurs and SHGs and also shared the schemes available in Coconut Development Board for plantation of Coconut to the farmers. The welcome and keynote address was given by Dr. Deepak Singh, Head and Sr. Scientist. In the technical session, Dr. Chongtham Tania, Scientist (Horticulture), ICAR – Manipur Centre lectured on the topic Scientific Cultivation of Coconut and thereafter interaction programme was conducted between the farmers and the experts. The Workshop was attended by staff of KVK Chandel and 62 farmers from Moreh, New Samtal, Tengnoupal area and surrounding villages of District Head Quarter.
Chandel, 4/12/2019: Six days Skill Training Programme on Mushroom Production Techniques under Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY) was concluded today at KVK Chandel. The Skill Training programme was organized by KVK Chandel from 28th November to 4th December, 2019 in association with the State Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Manipur & National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad. The Valedictory function was attended by Shri Atibal Singh, IFS (Retire) and Former Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, UP; Dr. N. Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre and Dr. Deepak Singh, Head and Sr. Scientist, KVK Chandel as the presidium members. Altogether, 20 Rural Youths were trained on the Production of Mushroom Techniques. During the Valedictory function, shri Atibal Singh expressed that the trained youths will hone their skill in production of the mushroom and sustain their livelihood. Dr. N. Prakash highlighted that the Government of India have emphasis Skill Development and Entrepreneurship development for the youths and farmers of India and various schemes were launched for training and start up programme. He encouraged the youths and the farmers to avail the opportunities. He added that ICAR and KVKs will impart skill training as required by the youth and farmer and asked to come forward for any technical help. The Keynote address was given by Dr. Deepak Singh, Head and Sr. Scientist. In his addressed, he informed the participants that mushroom production can be integrated with other farming activities for generating income and sustaining their livelihood. The valedictory programme was also attended by staff of KVK Chandel.
Chandel, 6/11/2019: Seed Day on Millets under IISS, NEH Component was conducted at Chandonpokpi Village, Chandel today by ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chandel. Dr. N. Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR Manipur Centre, Dr. I.Meghachandra Singh, Principal Scientist & Nodal Officer – ISP/BSP, ICAR, Manipur Centre, Y. Romeo Chothe, Chief of Chandonpokpi Village and Dr. Deepak Singh, Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK Chandel were the presidium members. he Programme was also attended by Dr. E. Lamalaxmi Devi, Scientist (Genetics & Plant Breeding); Bhuvaneswari S, Scientist (Genetics & Plant Breeding); Dr. Konsam Sarika, (Genetics & Plant Breeding) and Staff of KVK Chandel.