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World Soil Day Celebrated in Thoubal

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Thoubal, Dec. 5: Krishsi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Thoubal today observes World Soil Day as observe in other part of world,  under the theme “Caring for the planet start from the ground” in their office premises.
Dr.Y.Radheshyam Singh,Chairman MANIDCO & MANITRON attended as Chief Guest; L.Radhakishore Singh, Chairman Khadi & V.I.Board and Manipur Pollution Control Board, H.Dingo Singh,MLA Sekmal Assembly Constituency, Sh.Dwijamani Singh, Dy.IGP Manipur Police Telecommunication Organization and Ningthoujam (o) Mala Devi, Pradhan Khangabok Part-I Gram Panchayat attended as Guest of Honour while Khaidem Mohendra Singh, Addl. Director, Department of Agriculture Manipur attended as President.
Dr. M.Thoithoi Singh Ph.D,M.Sc. Agriculture SMS Plant protection of KVK Thoubal delivered the keynote address.
Speaking on the occasion L.Radhakishor stressed the importance of planting groundnut crop.
He said ground nut is suitable for the state soils and stating that this crop also conserved nutrient in the soil as well as in the economic point of view.
Radhakishor said he would consult other staffs of KVK Thoubal to help farmers in whatever way possible while urging farmers to perform soil testing.
During the programme, 105 soil health cards were distributed to the progressive farmers from different village in the Thoubal District.
Critical Inputs for Soil Amendment and other seeds were distributed to the farmers.

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