Aizawl (mizonews.net): Addressing the National Workshop on Green Revolution at the Mizoram at Art &Culture Auditorium here in Aizawl yesterday Chief Minister Lalthanhawla said that Mizoram can “become a self dependent state” if “farmers work delicately”.
The three-day workshop is hosted by the All Mizoram Farmers Union (AMFU) and jointly organised by the Central Institute of Horticulture, Nagaland and Vigyan Prasar & Ministry of Agriculture under Ministry of Science and Technology.
Inaugurating the event the chief minsiter said: “As about 60% of the people of Mizoram lives in rural areas and since their main occupation is that of manual labour and jhuming, as a result of which they lived a difficult life and remains poor; and knowing their poor condition, the state government chalked out various plans in order to better their poor condition.”
He also said that since Mizoram has suitable climate, enough rainfall and fertile soil, it is dependable for the farmers to achieve success in agriculture and other related works.
“If the cultivators work with full dedication it is not difficult that Mizoram to become a self-dependant state”, Lalthanhawla said.
Stating that the Congress government was trying hard to find an alternative to jhum cultivation through the New Land Use Policy (NLUP), Lalthanhawla said the farmers “are now guided with modern technology which helps them yielded more produce than before.” “Even arrangements are made so that they may have good market,” he added.
AMFU in its General Conference in 2008 had resolved to take steps to bring Green Revolution in Mizoram, following which a Conference for 200 farmers was organised in 2010, which, although it does not bring Green Revolution per se, but paves a great way for it.
Eminent scientists and experts from Mizoram were invited, among which mention may be made of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Prof. PS Ramakrishna ; Vigyan Prasar Scientist Dr. Sachin Narwadiya ; All India Kisan Sabha Jt. Secretary Dr Vijoo Krishnan ; Dr Parthiba Basu, Kolkata University, besides experts from Mizoram University.
The opening day of the three-day National Workshop on Green Revolution in was conducted by AMFU Vice President Dr H. Vanlalhluna, while All India Kisan Sabha Jt Secretary Dr Vijoo Krishnan, NABARD General Manager RK Das and Vigyan Prasar Scientist, Dr. Sachin Narwadiya delivered keynote addresses, which again was followed by study hour on selected topic.
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