The families will be largely benefitted from fish farming, horticulture and vegetable cultivation
Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein recently launched the ‘Integrated Tribal Development Project’ for Lohit district under Tribal Development Fund supported by NABARD, Itanagar Regional Office, at Medo under Wakro circle in the district.
The intervention will directly benefit 200 tribal families by enhancing their livelihood through fish farming, horticulture and vegetable cultivation as an alternative means of livelihood and will be implemented in Tezu, Wakro and Sunpura blocks of Lohit district.
NABARD General Manager Partho Saha informed that the project envisages orchard-based livelihood to the farmers through horticulture plantation and maintenance, soil and moisture conservation, water resource development, training and capacity building of farmers, women development, health and sanitation, etc.
The NABARD-back project, to be implemented by ‘Kalong-Kapili’, will benefit 200 families from Wakro, Sunpura and Tezu blocks of the district and each beneficiary will be provided with 1000 fish seeds, 100 areca nut, 50 banana and 20 Assam lemon saplings.
District Agriculture Officer Nyokliam Sumnyan and NABARD District Development Manager (DDM) Nitya Mili and Kalong-Kapili director Jyotish Talukdar were present on the occasion.
The Dy CM also distributed fish seeds, areca nut and Assam lemon saplings to the beneficiaries on the occasion.