World Coconut Day celebrated at Uttara

Port Blair
3 Sep 2018

World Coconut Day 2018 was celebrated on Monday at Rangat Zone in a befitting manner. An awareness and demonstration programme with the theme “Coconut For Good Health, Wealth & Wellness” was organized at Uttara Gram Panchayat. The programme was inaugurated by Smt Saraswati Bawali, Pradhan, Uttara Gram Panchayat. She expressed her happiness for organizing such programme in Uttara Gram Panchayat. Mr Jotir Moy Bawali, Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Kisan Morcha also spoke on the occasion. Besides the staff of Agriculture Department demonstrated the methods of preparation of Vermicompost, application of Bio-fertilizers and Bio-pesticides in crops. Altogether 30 farmers, PRI members and staff of Agriculture Department attended the programme. The programme ended with vote of thanks proposed by Shri. Navsakthi, Agriculture Officer. Welcoming the gathering, Mr P.S. Prasad, Assistant Director (Agri), Rangat highlighted the theme of this year’s World Coconut Day. He also appealed the farmers to adopt Organic Agriculture practices, Value addition of Coconut so as to enable to increase the income of the farmers.