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Protest registered against Chinese claim over Arunachal

AAPSU burns down

Hu Jintao’s effigy, Chinese goods

Madhurjya Doley

ITANAGAR, Feb 8:  Registering its strongest protest against China’s repeated claim over Arunachal Pradesh, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) today burnt the effigy of Chinese President Hu Jintao along with Chinese goods  in front of Akashdeep complex and Bank Tinali traffic point here.

Criticizing the Centre’s ‘diplomatic romance’ with their giant neighbour on border issue, AAPSU demanded a firm stand against  China’s repeated claim over the frontier state.

While taking serious note of  Centre’s ‘inactiveness’ in taking up the issue of the alleged captivity of  a villager from Taksing of Upper Subansiri district by Chinese Army years back, AAPSU demanded both the state and central governments to take up the matter seriously.

While giving a clarion call to the sane citizen of the state to dump all Chinese made goods, the students body asked traders and shopkeepers to dispose off such items within two days else a fine of Rs.10,000 would be imposed besides taking stern actions.


AAPSU activists taken out a protest rally through the main thoroughfare  of the twin capital city with placards, banners reading “Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India; We are proud to be Indian”, We are born Indian, we will die as Indian”, “Buy Indian, Be Indian”, “No Chinese goods in territory of Arunachal Pradesh” etc.

“Indian economy has been entangled by Chinese dominance in many spheres while cheap Chinese products are flooding the market in Arunachal Pradesh. Today’s protest rally is an strong and clear message from the students of this remote state to both the Chinese and Indian Govt. to act promptly on the key issues, AAPSU said in a statement.

Further, AAPSU activists will visit every shop and residence to identify commodities made in China in its 2nd phase of the protest against Chinese goods. The students’ union sought the cooperation of common public, political leaders and bureaucrats of the state.

It is worth mentioning here that the apex student body had called for a boycott of Chinese goods from February 8 in the backdrop of repeated Chinese claims over Arunachal.

Remarkably, this reporter today observed that the Chinese-made goods right from toys to mobile handsets, which were adorning the showcases of various shops in shopping complexes in capital complex, have suddenly vanished.


Wake up call to preserve and protect forest

PARBUK, Feb 8: As a wake up call to preserve and protect the forest plantations beyond the proposed Deopani De-reserved Forest area an awareness meeting was held here at Parbuk Musup, about 21 Km from Roing yesterday.

The meeting was convened by Meka Banggo Baane Kebang in coordination with Forest Department, Roing.  The meeting itself bears much accolades from the district administration and public leaders considering the urgent need of preserving and protecting the forest area from encroachment and illegal felling of trees.

Apart from afforestation the steps taken will aid in protect the villages from Jia to Kangkong (Assam Border) from the threats of inundation or flood posed by the mighty Dibang river.  

Among others,  SP and DFO(T) Roing besides  Panchayat leaders, public leaders, HGBs & GBs, senior citizens and office bearers of Meka Banggo Baane Kebang took part in it.

Participating in the meeting Dambuk MLA Jomin Tayeng  advocated for re-plantation in areas where there is no forest cover beyond the proposed de-reserved area and called upon the Forest department to provide materials and technical support for the same. Tayeng further called upon  the forest department not only to concentrate on re-plantation and preservation but also on protection of the forest plantation. He also suggested for conducting mass awareness campaigns on importance of forest and its preservation among the masses and young generations and asked DFO(T) Roing to propose Flood Protection Scheme to the govt. in order to protect the forest plantations from flood and erosion. He asked the concerned DFO to properly demarcate the boundary line of the forest area.

Y W Ringu, Deputy Commissioner of the district called upon the people not to carry out any type of cultivation beyond the proposed de-reserved forest area. She asked the villagers to inform the district administration whenever reports of any kinds of illegal felling of trees and encroachment to forest areas are reported and warned that stringent action as per the law will be taken against any individual found indulging in such activities.

She also asked the DFO(T) to submit a report on when the Forest Beat Offices were withdrawn and also the position where we can re-open and create new Forest Range/Beat Office in order to safeguard the forest area from illegal encroachment and felling of trees. She further highlighted the Judicial Powers bestowed on Gaon Burahs vide Administration Justice Rule(1945) and to the Forest Officials under Forest Enforcement Act according to which they can also arrest a person.

T. Karga, Superintendent of Police also sincerely called upon the people to preserve and protect the forest plantations as their own property which will safeguard their inhabited and cultivated land from the danger of flood and erosion of mighty rivers like Dibang which water levels are raising year by year due to sedimentation. He told the people that district police are always ready to help the people and forest officials whenever their helps are sought.  K. Tassar, Divisional Forest Officer(T) highlighted the importance of trees and maintenance of forest covers in subduing global warming and hazards of deforestation.

Bassu Perme, Ex-MLA cum Secretary, Meka Banggo Baane Kebang presiding over the meeting as chairman also called for stringent action against any forest land encroacher and illegal felling of trees. Mibom Pertin, ZPM Meka Anchal Block clarified the misconception regarding De-reservation of Forest under Deopani Reserve Forest area. He further sought full cooperation from district administration, police and forest officials in protecting the forest beyond de-reserved forest area. Panchayat Leaders, HGBs, GBs and Banggo Secretaries of various villages from Meka to Kangkong (Assam Border) also spoke on the occasion unanimously calling for protection of forest plantations beyond the proposed de-reserved forest area and banning any kind of agricultural activities in the particular area. It was also resolved in the meeting that the Banggo Secretaries and HGBs of the villages will assist and work in coordination with the forest department.

Earlier, the dignitaries planted saplings of forest trees in the vicinity of the Musup as a mark of beginning the good step taken.

It is also to mention here that Deopani Reserved Forest has a total area of 228.38 Sq. Km out of which 134.19 Sq.Km are proposed as de-reserved forest area and remaining 94.19 Sq.Km along the Dibang river bank site are to be retained as Reserved Forest area. The case of De-Reserving the area is still pending in the Supreme Court of India. DIPRO


Kaso inaugurates Arunachal cricket coaching academy, pitch & ground

Madhurjya Doley

ITANAGAR, Feb 08: The budding cricketers of Arunachal Pradesh have reasons to rejoice as the local MLA Techi Kaso today inaugurated the Arunachal Cricket Coaching Academy and its newly laid pitch and ground in a simple but impressive function at Nyokum Lapang here.

With the inauguration of the academy a long-felt demand of the cricketers and the persons involved in cricketing activities in Arunachal Pradesh has been fulfilled. This will certainly usher in a new era in cricketing activities in Arunachal Pradesh, said the chief guest of the function Kaso, in his inaugural speech.

Appreciating Arunachal Cricket Association (ACA) headed by PWD Minister Nabam Tuki as president for its endeavour, Kaso asked the cricketers to avail the best opportunity provided by the academy to become a good player. Self confidence, determination and hard-working being the main keys to success, Kaso advised the young cricketers present on the occasion to work hard, develop self- confidence and be determined to  achieve success in  life. Otherwise you would not, he remarked. The chief guest contributed few amounts to the fund of  the Cricket Academy.

“It is a glorious moment not only for the persons involved in cricket but also people of entire state”, said Relief and Rehabilitation director Kapa Kholi. He said “Beginning of every thing is small and giving birth is painful. Now, it is our duty to nurture and maintain the academy properly to make it an ideal institute for learning cricket.” Kholi, who was the guest of honour, hoped that the young cricketers with hard work would bring laurels to the state within the next few years.

In his speech, ACA general secretary Kholi Tado narrated the painful birth and long journey of the Arunachal Cricket Association since it formation in 1997. ACA got affiliated under BCCI in 2008-09, Tado informed.

On performance and participation by Arunachal cricket team, Kholi informed that the state team U-19 and U-16 took part in BCCI organized tournaments in Chattishgarh and Meghalaya last year. The U-19 team lost all the matches they played while U-16 team played two matches where they beat Nagaland and lost to Meghalaya. He also informed that women cricket association has also been formed with Maya Kholi as chairman.

The academy has presently 14 students and they are being trained under coach Lokam Garga, who recently attended coaches’ camp at National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and Sanjay Pandey, a senior Ranji Trophy player from Delhi, said Arunachal Cricket Academy chairman Goi Gara. He also told this reporter that the immediate target of the Academy is to qualify for Ranji Trophy. He also expressed gratitude to CNC for allowing its ground for the purpose.


ECEB win Super Winter T-20 cricket

ITANAGAR, Feb 8: Excellent Cricket of Eleven Brothers (ECEB) defeated Lomi - Lote team by 96 runs in the final and won the Super WinterT-20 Cricket tournament held at Daporijo recently.

Chasing a moderate target of 169 run set by ECEB to win, Lomi -Lote team could manange only 72 run losing their all wickets.

Tattu Gongo of ECEB, who captured 3 wickets and contributed 33 runs off 11 balls, was adjudged the “Man of the Match” for his all round performance while Gandhi Kena of the same team has been declared “Man of the Series.”  Gandhi took 16 wickets and scored 94 runs in total in the entire tournament.

The wining team was awarded cash award of Rs 15,000 along with trophy while runners up team was given Rs 7,000 along with trophy.

Altogether 12 teams including USCC, Hornbill Cricket  Club, Muri-Mugli Cricket Club, Ganga Colony Cricket Club, CRPF Cricket Club, Dulom  Si-XI Cricket Club, Pumbuku Cricket Club, Challenger Cricket Club, Sippi Small Cricket Club participated in the tournament organized by Marpi Doyom.

Hage Ruja, PD, DRDA and  Tani Muri, APO, DRDA, Upper Subansiri were the chief guest and guest of honour of the final day.


Extra effort needed for dev of Lada

SEPPA, Feb 8:  "We are expecting that Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu will initiate steps to develop East Kameng district in general & put extra efforts in bringing up my constituency's remotest area - Lada with rest part of the world, hoped Parliamentary Secretary (Env. & Forest) Kumar Waii while leaving for Lada along with the team headed by DC, Pige Ligu.

The Chief Minister is visiting Lada, the remotest circle Head quarter of East Kameng district on  Feb 10. Lada is now being given proper attention as far as road connectivity is concerned. The construction of road from Bameng to Lada is under progress being taken up by the PWD. DIPRO


2 die in accident, mob set fire in truck

ITANAGAR, Feb 8: An irate mob set a truck into fire after it rammed into a scooter killing two pillion riders at Namsai in Arunachal’s Lohit district this evening.

Police sources informed that the incident occurred at around 1745 hours when a stone-chips laden truck hit a scooter near Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) office killing the duo at the spot.

While the driver managed to escape under the cover of darkness, an irate mob set the truck on fire which damaged the vehicle completely before fire tenders could arrive to the spot.

The deceased were identified as Chow Chukto Mungkang (60), a retired government employee and his 22-year-old son Chow Suktowa Mungkang.

A case has been registered and search is on to nab the absconding driver, the ADC added. UNI


SARATHI implemented in East Siang

H.K. Roy

PASIGHAT, Feb 8: Deputy Commissioner Onit Panyang inaugurated IT based project “SARATHI”, developed by National Informatics Center, Pasighat under supervision of DIO Arjun Singh today.

Now onwards the Registering authority could issue learner & permanent driving license, conductor license and driving school licenses etc immediately to the applicants just after verifications. The owner doesn’t need to submit and deposit any photograph, treasury challan etc as all facilities are available with the installed computerized systems and the citizens would get services under a single roof.

The DIO Singh with Power Point presentation described the importance and facilities of the software amidst the DC, DTO, OC (APP), Traffic inspector.  Besides standardization of work flow in the office, frauds would also be checked as physical presence is required for online photo capturing and signing, while applying for licenses, Singh claimed.

DC Panyang urged the office personnel to develop work culture and sincerity so that the local people could avail the optimum benefits from the system.


Renowned artist Abe Perme passes away

ITANAGAR, Feb 8: The renowned AIR artist Abe Perme died at Pasighat General Hospital yesterday after prolonged illness.

He was 56 years. Late Abe Perme was born on 1st March, 1954 at Dambuk in present Lower Dibang Valley district. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.

At the time of his death he was working as field assistant in the Department of Fishery. He recorded more than 60 songs in Adi in All India Radio and other Commercial Music Album. He recorded his first song on 25th May 1978 at AIR, Dibrugarh.

The song `Popir e Ngo` was an instant hit and it became an evergreen Adi number.

Meanwhile, The Adi Baane Kebang expressed their deep shock at the demise of renowned and talented singer of the community and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family at the time of sorrow. Perme Welfare Society also expressed deep shock over his death and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.


Training programme on disaster

management begins at ATI

ITANAGAR, Feb 8: A week-long training programme on “Disaster Management” commenced in ATI, Naharlagun from today. The Training Programme is primarily targeted for ministerial staff of HoDs & District Administration including representatives of selected NGOs and   as many as 32 persons reported for the training programme.  

While addressing the participants in  inaugural function, Director (Training) Pema Tshetan informed that all previous training programmes related on Disaster Management were mostly organized  for the administrative & field level officers of various line departments and  district administrations.  

However, considering the need of hour to keep all sections of the levels of Govt. functionaries and civil society of the state to be sensitive, alert and knowledgeable about the disaster management, this week-long training programme is being conducted for the grass-root level of Govt. functionaries & ministerial staff as generally the awareness on DM are poor at lower level of staff & public. Therefore, he hoped  the training programme on DM  would raise the competency level of the participants to handle disaster situations.

The Director further added the training programme will  thus provide the participants an opportunity to understand the basic principles and concept of disaster management & their human implications.

He thanked the 2 (two) main guest resource persons of SIRD K. Loyi, Dy. Director & Rakesh Srivasthava, Asstt. Director,  for their active role in designing the training module in  a simple & phased manner on concept of disaster management and various kind of disaster.

The panel of guest resource persons consisted of Dr. G.C Chennaiah, Director (Remote Sensing), Govt. of AP, Dr. N. Khan, Associate Prof. Geography Deptt. (RGU), Dr. L. Jempa, Epidemiologist, Dr. A.S Rawat, Geologist, Deptt. of Geology & Mines, Subhash Chandra Mazumdar, Station Officer (Fire Service).

Earlier, the Dy. Director (Trg) & Course Coordinator, T. Lodo  submitted detail highlight of the Course Contents & also briefed about the arrangements being made for the participants. He further added that, the participants will be exposed to group works including presentation to enable the participants to ventilate their experience & sharing of knowledge. ATI is conducting under the 100% course fee sponsorship of DoPT, Govt. of India under its Plan Training assistance 2009-10.


Study tour of UPSC aspirants from Maharashtra

ITANAGAR, Feb 8: A group of UPSC aspirants from Maharashtra who cleared the prelims and awaiting results of main conducted study tour of under developed district and border area of Arunachal Pradesh from Feb 1 to 7.

The study tour was organized jointly by Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions Cultures & Heritage (RIWATCH) Roing and Jnana Prabodhini Competitive Examination Center, Pune.

The selected 12 aspirants were the highest achievers out of which six of them have opted for AGMUT cadre and wanted to have the first hand information by interacting with administrators, planners, social activists, army and border personnel, and local communities living in remote areas.

Their first interactions were in Itanagar with IAS officers with V.K. Dev, Development Commissioner, Amit Singla, Special Secretary Planning & Padmini Singla, Dy Commissioner.  Dr. Joram Begi, Director Higher & Technical Education briefed them about history of Arunachal Pradesh and  evolution of education while Lisa Lumdak, Lecturer RG University on challenges ahead for preservation of Arunachalee languages. The role of BRO in nation building was precisely explained with slide show by Harinder Kumar, Commandant BRO.

The team also visited a remote village Mohikong in Anjaw district and interacted with local people, GBs, rural school teachers & health workers. Interactions with Col. Pant from Army Lohitpur, Col. Sanjay Kothari, ITBP, Tezu and Atul Kulkarni, Jt. Director, IB were mainly focused on border security and co-ordination of local administration with various agencies engaged on border security.

The main objective of the study was to have firsthand experience of living with local people, learning from experiences and understanding the fine threads of administrations. This will be helpful to them in their final stage of clearing of UPSC by citing their own live examples. The team was thrilled to see the amazing nature, great hospitality of the local people, sheer dedication of the people working in remote areas and unflinching courage of the army at borders, said the press release of RIWATCH.


MLA takes stock of on-going

road construction works

SEPPA, Feb 8: Keeping in mind the focal points discussed in a coordination meeting in January last for beautification of Seppa township, town MLA,Tapuk Taku along with DC, Pige Ligu,SP,Tumme Amo, Er.Kame Bengia (DD,DUDA), Er. Nikpe Yangfo, AE(PWD) cum Project incharge,81 km Seppa to C/Tajo road, immediately took stock of the ongoing road construction work being undertaken by the Gammon India Pvt. Ltd.

The team took stock of drinking Pipe lines, electric & telephone posts, buildings & other structures which come under the Right of Way.

“ I hope the people of Seppa township will extend their full cooperation in all aspects in making Seppa town one of the model district headquarters in the state," Taku said.  He further called upon BSNL,PWD, Power, PHE & other constructing agencies to plan out in a systematic way to shift the poles, pipes etc so as to fasten the construction work.

The beautification of township includes proper drainage system, disposal of garbages at proper place, discouraging open toilet system & eviction of illegal construction at public places like under the premises of Educational Institution, Hospitals etc.  DIPRO


Arunachalee children visit Yojana Bhawan

WAKRO, Feb  8: A delegation of the girl students of the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, the Apnes  of Apna Vidya Bhavan, Wakro along with members of the VT-AWIC children’s library of Lohit district called upon Dr. Syeda Hameed, Member, Planning Commission at the Yojana Bhawan in New Delhi today.

The twenty minute meeting in the Yojana Bhawan was also attended by Firoza Mehrotra, Senior Advisor on North East to the Government of India who is also special consultant to the Ministry of Women and Child Development, GOI. Ms. Firoza also assured the delegation that the people of North East in general and Arunachal Pradesh may feel free to write or communicate to her on matters of women’s and child welfare and also on issues relating to Power, Education and Health Care.

The girls of the KGBV, Wakro presented a Mishmi handbag weaved under the pre-vocational training program in their school. The bag and a traditional Mishmi shawl along with a wall hanging of traditional motif were presented to the Member Planning Commission in gratitude to her concern for the preservation of the rich cultural heritage of the North Eastern region.

In her communication to Anugrah Dr. Syeda Hameed assured saying Arunachal Pradesh will always find a friend in her. The ASSET expressed that the initiatives of leaders like Dr. Syeda will certainly promote speedy development of the state.

The delegation led by Mamuni Gogoi with Etalo Mega and Geeta Chopra as escorts was accompanied by Satyanarayanan Mundayoor, a senior social worker who has put in more than three decades of dedicated services in Arunachal Pradesh. The team returned from the Yojana Bhawan with an assurance from the PC, Member that she would soon visit the North East region with Senior Advisor (NE) Ms. Firoza, according to an official release.


Training prog on MNREGA-MIS

for Anjaw district conducted

ITANAGAR, Feb 8: DRDA Anjaw sponsored 2-day training on Functional Training cum Data Entry workshop for Operationalisation of the Management Information Systems (MIS) under MNREGA for Anajw District was conducted at the CIC Centre at Hayuliang on Feb 3 and 4. Senior officials from the DRDA Anjaw, Programme Officers, CIC operators from the blocks and other DRDA staff took part in the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, the Project Director DRDA Pagli Sora, emphasized on the need for operationalisation of MIS for ensuring systematic and smooth implementation of the MNREGA programme in Anjaw. PD DRDA appreciated the facilitation provided by Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director SIRD in correcting the Master Database for Anjaw district. Rakesh Srivastava, Assistant Director SIRD also coordinated the training intervention at Hayuliang.

In this regards it may be mentioned that operationalisation of MIS and providing online labour budget has been stressed by Government of India as a prerequisite for flow of funds for enabling districts to provide 100 days of employment upon demand.

The training cum workshop concentrated on real time data entry in reference to actual work for 2009-10 under MNREGA in Anjaw district. The workshop accomplished successful completion of the data entry in respect of several Gram Panchayats in Manchal and Hayuliang blocks. The district prepared the Gram Panchayat wise, block wise and district labour projections through MNREGA-MIS for forthcoming year 2010-11, making it amongst selected districts in the state to have online labour projections.

The training provided in-depth functional knowledge on all aspects of data entry under MNREGA-MIS to the participants. The programme was well received by the participants with completion of cycle of data entry from registration of households to the Muster roll entry of many Gram Panchayats being completed in the workshop itself.

Summing up the programme, Rakesh Srivastava appreciated the proactive role played by the DRDA and the Programme Officers towards making the district online under MNREGA-MIS. SIRD Arunachal Pradesh is providing support on demand to the DRDAs for operationalisation of MNREGA-MIS in a systematic manner.


‘Exclude Adi areas from proposed district’

ITANAGAR, Feb 8: Adi Baane Kebang, East Siang District Unit President Okom Yosung welcoming the creation of lower Siang District appealed the state government to exclude Adi inhabited village Depi, Depi-Moli, Detak and Sido village from the lower Siang District to maintain the old-age traditional boundary of the Adi areas.

He further said that, the bifurcation from East Siang District be made immediately to fulfill the aspirations and need of the people of Basar, Likhabali and Nari-Koyu sub-divisions.


Matri Sammelan

H.K. Roy

PASIGHAT, Feb 8: Matri Sammelan was held at Donyi Polo Vidya Niketan, Pasighat yesterday.

Speaking on the occasion as chief guest Arunachal Samity Committee, Siang unit Oming Pertin said it was an opportunity to pay rich tribute our mothers, who have had a great impact on our lives, a person whose love and care knows no boundaries, a person who does everything to keep her children happy and joyous.

The guest of honour, Regional Secretary, Rastriya Sevika Samity, Nagaon Madam Lilabati Khusare briefing the history of Rani Laxmibai, Padmini, Jijabai, Droupadi said that the women have equal powers to fight against the all odds to save the nation, culture and traditions and also to reach the peak of success.

Nyokum Yullo

ITANAGAR, Feb 08: Parliamentary Secretary, food and civil supply Lokam Tassar and District chairperson, Zilla Parishad Kurung Kumey District Pissa Gungnia would attend the Nyokum Yullo festival as chief guest and guest of honour at Nyapin.

Nyokum Yullo celebration committee, Kakoi in a meeting has decided to conduct open to all volley ball competition from February 20 at Kakoi with Rs 15000 and Rs 8000 as it’s 1st and 2nd prize respectively.


ITANAGAR, Feb 8: Rajiv Gandhi government Polytechnic, Itanagar is organizing its annual sports and cultural event ‘RIELA’ at its college premises from February 10-14.


ITANAGAR, Feb 8: Donyi-Polo Government College Kamki (DPGC) is celebrating Pre-Mopin festival from March 8-10.

Education Minister Bosiram Siram and Chairman for agriculture marketing board Passang Dorjee Sona have consented to attend as chief guest and guest of honour in the inaugural day on March 8.

While, National Students’ Union, General Secretary Nyamar Karbak and Galo Students’ Union President Gokar Basar have consented to attend the valedictory function as chief guest and guest of honour on March 10.

NSUI training programme

ITANAGAR, Feb 8: National Students’ Union of India, state unit is organizing 3-day training programme for the newly elected members of the state, national delegates, colleges and district NSUI at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar from February 16-18.

Director, training NSUI Mrinal Pant, Chairman Basic India, NSUI Vijay Mahajan, Mritunjay Sisodia and Shubhomitra Gogoi In-charge, NSUI programme will lead the training.

Kaso to be chief guest

ITANAGAR, Feb 8: MLA Techi Kaso and Kapa Kholi, IAS have consented to be the chief guest and guest of honour respectively of ‘Get Together’ themed “Search on the geneology” “NWDW” being organized by Abb-Tara Sport Culture and Literary Society on February 12 and 13 at New Pitapool, Yazali, Lower Subansiri district.

ITBP organizes medical camp

BOMDILA: Under its civic action programme, the 4th Battalion Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) organized a free medical camp at Jerigaon under Nafra circle on Feb 7. A total of 174 patients were offered treatment and medicines were distributed free of cost. Patients requiring further investigation and prolonged treatment were referred to the civil hospital Bomdila. The unit also simultaneously conducted the Pulse Polio Immunization programme at Dirang on Sunday where 160 children between 0-5 years of age were given the life saving drops.

Farmers training-cum-exposure visit

ITANAGAR: A training-cum-exposure visit sponsored by NABARD under Capacity Building for Adoption of Technology (CAT) on “Protected Cultivation of Seasonal Vegetables and Nursery for Self Employment” will be conducted from Feb 10 to 12 at ICAR, Basar.

In this programme 25 farmers will be trained for cultivation of seasonal vegetables which will enable them to upscale their knowledge of vegetable cultivation. They will also be trained in raising and maintaining nursery which will make available quality planting material to farmers, said an official release.

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