Monday, November 3, 2008

Farmers Training on Organic Farming Held

"Kohima, November 3 (MExN): A day long farmers training on organic farming and its inputs was organized by the Department of Soil & Water Conservation, Nagaland funded by NCOF and held at Jotsoma Village Council Hall. Rongsenlenzung, JSCO and Myansao Lotha, ASCO, Sechu were the resource persons at the training.

Rongsenlenzung at the training mentioned the significant role of chemical fertilizers in Indian agriculture facilitating green revolution and thereby making the country self reliant in food production. He, however, lamented that continuous, concentrated and indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers disturbs the soil health leading acidification, micro nutrient depletion, soil degradation, reduction in the activity of micro flora and fauna, poor crop health and lower crop yield and quality. The soil living population of microbes and others organisms are significant contributors to its fertility on a sustained basis and must be protected and nurtured at all cost. The role of vermin compost offers immense scope to meet the organic manorial resources of farmers and also ways for income and employment."

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