The High Powered Committee (HPC), Lunglei District and the Horticulture Department jointly held a function yesterday at the Divisional Horticulture Conference Hall, Lunglei to distribute 16 varieties of winter vegetable seeds to 200 selected farmers in Lunglei District. The initiative is part of HPC Lunglei’s mission mode project to improve agriculture production and productivity within Lunglei District.
Distributing vegetable seeds to the selected beneficiaries, HPC Vice Chairman Pu Lawmawma Tochhawng, MLA informed the gathering that HPC Lunglei, in partnership with Line Departments would continue working in earnest for farmers’ welfare across the District. He also advised farmers to adopt sustainable farming practices and refrain from indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides etc.
HPC Lunglei had earlier this year, distributed Rs. 3 lakhs worth of vegetable seeds to farmers in the District to help them tide over the economic crisis arising from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Other initiatives to boost farmers’ income have also been recently introduced under the Agriculture, Fisheries, AH&Vety, Commerce & Industries Departments.
Pu L.Lalhmingmawia Pachuau, DHO, Lunglei District chaired the program. The program ended with a vote of thanks from Pu P.C.Lalmalsawma, HDO.
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