The Energy and Resourses Institute (TERI) North East Regional Centre,Guwahati organized a day long farmers training programme at Kalaigaon on September 5.The training programme was held at Swahid Bhawan, Kalaigaon in association with Green Society,Udalguri.The theme of the programme was focused on Quality planting material and crop production under Technology Mission – Mini Mission.
The training programme was inaugurated by Jagadish Sarkar,MCLA,BTC at 11 AM. On the occasion,Sarkar explained about various schemes undertaken by BTC authority for farmers. At the same time expressed his regret for farmers of Kalaigaon not getting due benefits from BTC due to technical problems. He said that although agriculture had been a transferred subject, a few agricultural employees of Kalaigaon have still been drawing their salary etc from Mangaldai (Darrang)causing technical problem for BTC authority. He declared that priority would be given to farmers of Kalaigaon who attended the training programme on September 5.
Former ACS officer Dipankar Saharia,Coordinator,TERI North East Regional Centre, Guwahati attended the programme as the chief guest. Addressing progressive farmers, Saharia requested them to take up horticultural activities not as government schemes but as their own project. He also advised farmers to change out look and to
encourage horticulture or agriculture on commercial basis.According to him separate plots of lands must be utilized for various horticultural items like orange,bamboo, banana etc for better result.More than hundred progressive farmers from various places of Kalaigaon constituency took part in the training programme which was conducted by Jyotish Nath,Agriculture Officer,Mangaldai.
Noted social worker of Kalaigaon Kami Ram Saharia presided over the inaugural ceremony. Jayanta Kumar Das,Predident and Kaneswar Deka,Working President, Green Society,Udalguri also spoke on the occasion. It needs mention that Green Society,Udalguri has been formed for the promotion and conservation of flora and fauna and to create awareness among people for increasing scientific horticultural production. Three thousand hybrid disease resistant banana plants were distributed among farmers at the end.