Programme on kitchen gardening

Report by: 
SANJAY AGARWAL
RONGPO
4 Jul 2018

A day-long program on kitchen gardening was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra West Sikkim under Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan at Tikpur aspirational village on Wednesday.  The programme was chaired by Niti Ayog joint director Jitu Das as nodal officer. A total of 64 progressive farmers from Tikpur village participated in the programme. Subject Matter Specialist Bishon Pradhan highlighted on kitchen gardening, its importance, the use of organic nutrients, growing of off-season egetables and vegetable forcing, using artificial temperature.
The Niti Ayog Joint Director created awareness on aspirational districts spoke about the varieties of seeds distributed. Subject Matter Specialist Agri Economy J. P. Dulal explained the role of family members in kitchen gardening, cost minimization through the use of locally available resources and seed production of different local varieties of fruits and vegetables. Seeds of off-seasonal vegetables were distributed.