Farmers in Peren receive machinery from Land Resources dept

LRD Peren distributes Rubber Sheet Roller to beneficiaries at Peren.

LRD Peren distributes Rubber Sheet Roller to beneficiaries at Peren.

Peren, May 6 (MExN): With an objective to encourage the farmers to promote local coffee, enhance productivity and sustainable farming, the Department of Land Resources, Peren organised a programme at DPO Office, Jalukie on May 6 and distributed 15 rubber sheet roller machines and 15 coffee pulping machines for farmers of Peren district. The project has been funded by the North East Council (NEC).

Special guest, Dr Tinojongshi Chang, ADC Jalukie handed over the machineries to the farmers. Owing to the favorable agro-climatic conditions, Peren district has immense scope and potentiality for both rubber and coffee plantation, he said and further stressed the importance of rubber and coffee as sustainable crops to generate local economy and enhance their livelihood. He encouraged the farmers to focus on mass production and also to channelize their products across the globe. He also applauded the Department for mobilizing the farmers and providing continuous support, intellectual resource and guidance by systematically implementing the works.

Alemla Aier, District Project Officer, Land Resources Department encouraged the farmers to put extra efforts and go for plantation at a larger scale by promoting eco-tourism and providing more avenues for self employment thereby generating more income which will go directly to the villagers.

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