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District level awaeness program on International year of Millets held

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Chandel, Feb 24:

A District level Awareness program on the International year of Millets was organised by the District Agriculture office Chandel, at the Multipurpose Hall Mini secretariat, DC complex, Chandel today.
Speaking as the Chief Guest, in the opening function of today’s programme, the Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Chandel Md. Firoj Khan said that subsequent to the Indian government’s declaration of the year 2018 as the National Year of Millets, the UN General Assembly, declared the Year 2023 as the year of Millets, as proposed by the Indian Government, and is being observed as the year of Millets throughout the world. He further added that Chandel is quite suitable for these crops, and the prospects are very high, and urged the district-level officers to create awareness amongst the people of the district.
In today’s program Dr. KL. Levis, Agronomy, KVK, Chandel spoke about the Cultivation of Millets and the Preparation of value-added products of Millets, and Dr. Lourembam Polen, Plant Pathology, Agri spoke on the Post harvest Management of Millets.
Today’s function was attended by the joint Director, Department of Agriculture, Todinang Panmei, and district Agriculture officer, Chandel Smt Ts.Gladney Mongsang as the guest of honour and the functional President respectively.
The programme was also attended by District level officers, staff, and officials of the Department of Agriculture, Farmers, and many stakeholders of the district.

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