KVK Geku spearheads training for self-sufficiency in vegetable production

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Geku, in Upper Siang district, orchestrated a one-day training session focused on the pivotal role of vegetable production in achieving self-sufficiency. Led by Dr. Oyinti Megu, Senior Scientist and Head, alongside Piyush R. Pandey (SMS-Agronomy), Dorjee D. Khumu (SMS-Community Science), and Dr. Debia Yamin (SMS-Animal Science), the event was organized under the auspices of the project “Promotional Activities of Vegetables under NEH region,” sponsored by the Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi.

The program commenced with a warm welcome from Dr. Oyinti Megu, who underscored the significance of vegetable cultivation in fostering self-reliance within the region. Piyush Raman Pandey, SMS (Agronomy), delved into the intricacies of the initiative, emphasizing its potential for income generation and the importance of quality vegetable saplings.

As the Chief Guest, Aniyang Ratan, EAC, Geku, graced the occasion, urging attending farm women to adopt scientific approaches to vegetable cultivation by leveraging the expertise of KVK scientists. Notably, the event saw the distribution of vegetable seeds including Okra var. Kashi Chaman, Cowpea var. Kashi Nidhi, Bottle gourd var. Kashi Ganga, Chilli var. Kashi Anmol, Brinjal var. Kashi Uttam, along with small farm tools and materials for constructing green net houses. These resources were allocated to two Panchayat Level Federations (PLF) comprising 11 Self-Help Groups (SHGs), benefitting a total of 90 members.

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