Agri officials visit farmers in Mokokchung district

Officials from the Directorate of Agriculture visits pest infested field in Mokokchung. (DIPR Photo)
Officials from the Directorate of Agriculture visits pest infested field in Mokokchung. (DIPR Photo)

Mokokchung, May 23 (MExN): Amidst the growing nationwide COVID-19 pandemic, officials from the Directorate of Agriculture visited farmers in Mokokchung district on May 22 and 23. 


During the visit, awareness on preventive measures and agricultural advisories against COVID-19 were taught to the farmers. Issues and problems faced by the farmers were also deliberated including crop damages caused by natural calamities and insect-pests infestations. Field inspection of affected areas was also carried out by the officials.


Around 500 numbers each of face masks and hand soaps were also supplied by the visiting team to be distributed to the farmers. The visit was headed by Letkholal Hangsing, Joint Director and Dr James Kuba, Deputy Director, Directorate of Agriculture, Kohima along with officials and staff from the District Agriculture Office, KVK and ATMA, Mokokchung. 


The district officers were further appraised to remain vigilant and dedicated towards the service of the farmers during the current global economic crisis.