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Training Programme on Agro Forestry and Vermi-composting Techniques held in Golaghat Forest Division
Training Programme on Agro Forestry and Vermi-composting Techniques held in Golaghat Forest Division
PHOTO : Picture by Mr Pawan Kaushik

Agartala, March 24 (TIWN): Golaghat Forest Division is organised a two-day training programme on agro-forestry and low cost vermi-composting techniques for JFMC members from border areas of the division. Technical expertise is being provided by Scientists from Agartala based Centre for Forest based Livelihood and Extension (CFLE). Training programme is part of the wider objective of implementing Green India Mission in the division.

Being organised in the premises of CAMPA Nursery cum Resource Centre, Juriadolong, on 22/03/2015 and 23/03/2015, main focus of the training programme was demonstration of low cost vermi-composting techniques, bamboo treatment tank and emerging agro-forestry models. Training spans from lectures through power point presentations, videos and pictographic material to field demonstration followed by discussion and feedback. JFMC members participating in the event are from Naojan, Uriamghat and Jamuguri border ranges of the division.

Apart from educating them on basics of agro-forestry models and practices (techniques, benefits etc.) in Assam and neighbouring states, they are also enthused towards evolving new agro-forestry models which are unique to the micro-climatic conditions of areas they come from. All this can help in a great way in improving their livelihood, their financial well-being and reviving the eco-system as a whole.

In a field demonstration on low-cost vermi composting, preparation of vermi-composting tank, materials needed, species of earthworm used, raw materials required, dos and don’ts etc, are the points elaborated in minute details. On similar lines, benefits of treating bamboo before using it for construction and building purposes are also being told. JFMC members are also being told about the economics of doing such ventures and how beneficial it can turn out to be in the near future, when organic farming concepts are selling like hot cakes in the whole nation and discussions are rife with the idea that North east can serve as organic hub of the nation.

It is planned to make such units and demo-plots in all the ranges and each JFMC under the division to further transfer the technology and motivate masses. By organising such training programmes, department aims to motivate local people to adopt greener and cleaner technologies that can help in achieving the objectives laid down in GIM and NAPCC to adapt and mitigate climate change phenomenon that is posing serious threat to states like Assam.

News Inputs contributed by Mr Pawan Kaushik

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