Minister Agriculture, Horticulture , Veterinary and Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Tage Taki said that interlinking of all agri allied departments and building a cohesive unit can create a sustainable chain of economic activities for the farmers.
He said this while addressing the officials of Veterinary, Fisheries , KVK and progressive farmers in Yachuli during a flag off ceremony of a mini truck and fish sale van.
The mini truck and the fish sale van is being funded by National Fishery Development Board, GoI, Department of Fishery in collaboration with the District Fishery Development Office, Ziro.
“Avenues for multiple cropping and mixed farming should be explored. We have to start getting out of the stereotypical farming mindset and bring innovation and profit oriented methods to our cultivation, “ He added while assuring support from government.
“KVK as the storehouse of knowledge pertaining to agriculture and Horticulture shall have to brainstorm and identify crops and vegetables suitable for different areas of Lower Subansiri, “ He added while informing that off season vegetable gardening will be taken up in a large scale in Ziro from October and that KVK shall have to submit their feasibility report within 15 days.
He further asked the farming community of the entire district to explore the potential of maize , soybeans and Millets and other commercial crops on a large scale.
To facilitate and encourage the farmers , he further assured to install two oil extracting units .
Responding to the memorandum submitted by Likha Kamin Chairman, Fish Farmer’s Society, Lower Subansiri for want of Cold storages , the Minister assured to look into the matter after the budget sittings and allocations are completed.
Earlier he visited the Government Dairy Farm at Yachuli and the KVK campus. He interacted with officials of both the departments and assured to look into their grievances.
He also inaugurated the angling and the boating facility at the fish farm of Progressive farmer Likha Kamin.
ADC Charu Nilli, DFDO Nabum James, DVO Hano Tama and HoDs of the area and district.