CIARI holds Kisan Goshti’s at Mannarghat

Port Blair
6 Jan 2017

The ICAR - Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (CIARI) conducted two Kisan Gostis viz. Kisan Ghosti on spices cultivation and Kisan Ghosti on poultry production at Malapuram under Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav (MGMG) scheme on Farmers’ day last month. The programme was conducted under the supervision and guidance of Dr. S. Dam Roy, Director, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair.

The Kisan Ghostis were inaugurated by Mr O. Basheer, Pradhan, Mannarghat village in the Community Hall of Malapuram. The programme was headed by Dr. B. Gangiah, HOD, NRM division, ICAR-CIARI and co-ordinated by the Scientists of ICAR-CIARI, Dr. K. Abirami, Scientist, Horticulture and Forestry Division, Mr. Venkatesh Thakur, Scientist, Fisheries Science Division and Dr. Sophia Inbaraj, Scientist, Animal Science Division. About 52 farmers Mannarghat, Malapuram and Shoal bay villages attended the programme.The Kisan Ghostion spices cultivation was organisedin collaboration with Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development Board (DASD), Kozhikode under the Mission on Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) project on spices. Dr.K. Abirami explained in detail about the spices cultivation and its promotion in the Islands under MIDH project on spices. Later,under the Kisan Ghosti on poultry production, Dr.SophiaInbaraj elaborated the importance of backyard poultry farming in nutritional and economic security of islanders. About 402 Vanaraja poultry birds were distributed to the farmers under the Poultry Seed Project to promote backyard poultry rearing.