Emphasis given on the need for processing of agro-based products
The ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region, Mizoram Centre, Kolasib organised two-day Kisan Mela-2022. Zoramthanga, Chief Minister of Mizoram and Chief Guest of the event emphasised on the need for processing of agro-based products as the state is blessed with good climate and land suitable for varieties of crops and animals. The Chief Minister stressed the importance of coordination in product, transportation, processing and marketing for the state to prosper and for which the farmers need guidance from the experts.
Zoramthanga also laid the foundation stone of Type II residential quarters. Four books, one technical bulletin and two leaflets were released by the dignitaries. Input distribution of one turmeric grinding machine, two water pumps, one knapsack sprayer, one jalkund and 40 numbers of Vanaraja chicks were distributed among the selected TSP farmers.
The inaugural function was followed an Interface meeting of different departmental officials from ICAR and Agricultural and allied state Government officials.
In the mela Government organisations and self-help and farmers’ group displayed their products and technologies/innovations in 21 different stalls. About 400 farmers from different parts of Kolasib district participated in the Mela.