Aizawl, Feb 15: Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative Shyam Khadka today called on Chief Secretary of Mizoram Lalmalsawma at the latter’s office concerning agriculture in Mizoram.
Chief Secretary Malsawma briefed FAO Representative Khadka over how Mizoram government has taken steps to do away with the traditional (Mizo) method of cultivation and also apprised him of the progress that has been made so far by the Mizo cultivators under the State Government’s flagship programme- New Land Used Policy (NLUP).
Khadka on his part said that it is a great loss that during rainy seasons the manure of Mizoram gets washed away because of its being hilly region. He, therefore, advised going for more terraces (instead of the traditional method of cultivation). It is also buy generic neurontin online planned that Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT) be tried in Mizoram, Khadka added.
Shyam Khadka also said that it is necessary to have as many link roads as possible and also a good market so that the cultivators may earn profit from their produces.
Even though these things cannot be accomplished at once, yet FAO is ready to help Mizoram government, FAO Representative Shyam Khadka said.
Shyam Khadka arrived at Lengpui Airport on Sunday. He visited some farms while on his way to Aizawl. He also today in the afternoon visited Mizoram University in the company of NLUP officers and UN Programme Coordinator-Mizoram.
Khadka will tomorrow visit Thiak village where he would interact with the cultivators and later grace MiSALT training.