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Ginger production

 Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, January 29 2021: In continuation of its ongoing outreach programme, Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal joined hands with Border Security Force and organised 'A one day training programme on production of quality planting material of ginger ' today at the 182 BSF Camp Damodar, Imphal East in association with Midas Touch, an environmental conservation organization based in Imphal.

Addressing the gathering, Prof Pulok Kumar Mukherjee, Director of IBSD expressed hope that the training programme will benefit the farmers and sought feedback from the farmers for holding such similar programmes within the mandate of the institute.

He commended the role of the Border Security Force for taking up different initiatives for socio economic development at the community level by keeping a coherent relationship with the farmers and villagers.

Nitin Gupta, Commandant of 182nd battalion BSF highlighted their different works undertaken at the community level in the field of environment and socio economic upliftment activities for the farmers and villagers.

Rajkumar Tomba, Senior Director of Midas Touch and Dr B Debkumari, founder of Midas Touch also attended the inaugural function.

The inaugural function was also attended virtually by Dr AA Mao, Director of Botanical Survey of India and Prof Ashwani Pareek, Executive Director of National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali and they shared their views on the economic potential of ginger in the NE region.

During the training programme different subject matter specialists from Manipur University, Central Agricultural University (CAU), Krishi Vigyan Kendra Thoubal and other scientists of IBSD Imphal delivered their lectures on different aspects of ginger.

Around 100 fanners from 28 villages attended the training programme.