State Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Dairy Development, and Fisheries, Tage Taki called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 9th December 2019. They discussed regarding improving agriculture practices and exploring new avenues for entrepreneurship and employment in agriculture and its allied sectors.
The Governor emphasised that innovative methods must be promoted and adopted to shift from traditional shifting cultivation to more scientific process to enhance the productivity and for better harvest. He also stressed on experimenting new crops and techniques to have round the year farming.
The Governor, while expressing his concern about the use of pesticides, suggested for developing bio-pesticide. The overuse of pesticides, not only damages the environment but makes the soil unsuitable for the natural growth of the plants.
The Governor suggested that a team of State’s agriculturists and horticulturists visits the Gurukal Farm, started by Governor of Gujarat Acharya Devvrat to study and adopt the non-chemical farming ways for introduction in the State.
The Governor suggested the minister to enables above-mentioned types tours and visits for the agriculturists, horticulturists and progressive farmers to learn the latest techniques, which they must try as pilot projects and then share their experiences with farmers. The knowledge they learned must be transferred to the ground, the Governor said.