HAFLONG, Aug 16 - Various line departments discussed in detail about organising Kisan Mela under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan project to make farmers aware of efficient use of water for agriculture and other sources at the CEM’s conference hall here, stated a press release issued today.
The meeting was presided over by the principal secretary, NCHAC, Rupak Kumar Majumder, along with council secretaries Zovi Nampui and Thai Tso Daolagupu.
Officers of the agriculture, forest, irrigation, PHE, fisheries, irrigation, PWD, soil conservation and information and public relations attended the meeting to chalk out a plan for the upcoming Kisan Mela to be held here on September 3 next.
It was decided that the venue of the mela would be at Haflong Lal Field, opposite to the office of the Haflong Municipality Board. Through this mela, farmers will be educated on how to use rainwater harvesting techniques and increase crop productivity.
It is intended to promote efficient water use for irrigation, soil conservation and a better choice of crops for water conservation which to a great extent will benefit the farmers.
There will be resource persons, experts and scientists who will not just present their lectures but also interact for better productivity, thus benefiting farmers largely. There will also be lectures and demonstrations by experts in the field of resource conservation for sustainable agriculture and water conservation, added the release.