Roing MLA Gum Tayeng has asked the rural farmers to adopt organic farming methods to boost production and protection of their physical and mental health.
MLA Tayeng in her address told the rural farmers that the state government launched ‘State Organic Mission’ in April, 2017 viewing a major leap towards healthy and sustainable agriculture.
“We are planning to shift the state to organic farming in phase-wise manner to declare as Organic State in the line of Sikkim,” she said.
Tayeng said this while speaking at the training cum workshop on organic farming organised by Future Generation (NGO) at Parbuk village villages in Lower Dibang Valley district, which was concludedon Saturday.
The programme was sponsored by Roing MLA Tayeng, wherein 150 rural farmers including women of Parbuk and Kangkong village imparted training on organic farming.
Resource Person from Siang Tea Industries Ltd of Arunachal Pradesh Kaling Moyong, who attended the training, explained to the farmers on various health hazards caused by chemical fertilizers and pesticides, discouraged use of herbicides in ‘round up’ management of tea gardens.
Moyong urged the rural people to opt organic methods in tea and vegetable cultivations and taught farmers the methods of organic preparations including herbal pesticides and organic manures from green herbs and bio wastes. with practical demonstration.
Another resource from Roing KVK Dr Ramesha suggested the farmers to take a pledge that no chemical would be used in their agriculture fields at any cost. He appealed to the senior leaders, GBs and local villagers to cooperate with the commercial horticulturists and vegetable farmers to go of organic to save the community health.
The rural farmers also pleaded them to take step against use of chemical fertilizer and pesticides in Siang valley.
The fertile plain lands in rural areas of Lower Dibang Valley district bordering to Tinsukia of Assam is feasible for of tea and other cultivations. At least 50 Small Tea Growers of the area have developed small tea gardens of their own at state boundary area thereby joined the green revolution movement state.