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Training on homestead farming system held

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Feb 17:

With an aim to boost economic empowerment of unemployed women, Directorate of Extension Education, Central Agricultural University (CAU) in association with Humanism Foundation has conducted a one day training on homestead farming system at Heirok Part II under Thoubal district.
While addressing the participants, Dr. N Keinatombi Devi, Livestock Assistant of CAU, who attended the training program as resource person said that farmers should adopt scientific farming in order to improve their economic status.
Dr. Wahengbam Rorrkychand Singh, Managing Trustee of Humanism Foundation who attended the training program as Chief Guest, said that women in Manipur have pivotal roles in strengthening the economy, maintaining social peace and communal harmony in Manipur.
Stating that women need to convert their free time into income generation activities he said poultry farming is one such ideal option for rural women of Heirok. Besides supporting the family, women should also actively participate in economic development of the state.
The Managing Trustee has also assured to provide all possible support from the side of Humanism Foundation to ensure better livelihood for unemployed rural women in Manipur.
The training program which was sponsored by ICAR- National Institute of Biotic Stress Management was attended by 25 unemployed women of Heirok and each of them were given 10 number of chicks.
Earlier, Humanism Foundation in association with 33 Assam Rifles had also conducted a training programme on Scientific Poultry Farming at Henbung under Senapati district with Dr.Thounaojam Nabakumar Singh, Senior Technical Officer, KVK Bishnupur as resource person on Wednesday.
Altogether 30 families from T Khullen, Hengbung, Maremei, Mayangkhang, Taphou Liangmai, South Changnbung attended the programme.

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