Duga, 24 Dec:
A farm school was opened by ATMA ( Agriculture Technology Management Agency ) at the farm of Karma Sonam Bhutia at Sumin Linzey under the Duga block in the presence of the ward panchayat, Karma Chopel N Bhutia and over 28 farmers of the surrounding area. The farm school is based on an organic integrated farming system and it’s implementation. The program was conducted by the block technology manager ATMA Duga block along with assistant technology manager Duga block. Along with the present were Darshan Upreti, Block Technology Manager, Darshan Upreti, Assistant Technology Manager Tik Bahadur Gurung, field assistants and marketing assistants of Sumin Linzey GPU.
It was brought to light that the farmers were facing lack of awareness of organic methodologies of farming practices of pest control and nutrient management and hence wanted a training of organic pest and nutrient management system.
The farmers were also made aware of the kissan call center helpline bearing the number 18001801551 which they could contact for their immediate problem redressal through telephonic conversation informed Block technology manager Darshan Upreti.