Thursday, August 7, 2014

BTT and BFAC meeting held in Gangtok

GANGTOK, 06 Aug: Co-ordination Meeting cum Orientation Programme of Block Technology Team (BTT) and Block Farmers’ Advisory Committee (BFAC) for the preparation of Block Action Plan (BAP) for Gangtok Block, was organized by Agriculture Technology Management Agency, (ATMA) East under Food Security and Agriculture Development Department, here in the capital at SAMETI Hall, Tadong on 05 August.
The overall program was presided by Block Technology Manager (BTM) of Gangtok Block, Pratima Silal. In her welcome address she highlighted on the importance and functions of BFAC and BTT. She informed that the number of farmers in each BFAC should be at least 20 to 25 for the period of two years and after the completion of the term, a new set of farmers will be chosen for the next two years of BFAC.
The Resource Person, Subject Matter Specialist, Horticulture, KVK-East, Boneyfus Lepcha, briefed the participating farmers about the importance of adaptation of scientific technology in agriculture and allied sectors. He mentioned that to get a bumper harvest one must learn the use of technology. Further stating that some farmers are casual about the programmes and trainings he urged them to be serious and learn and apply the same in their fields.
Deputy Director, ATMA-East, Bina Rai highlighted on various ATMA activities and its importance in all the allied sectors. She added that ATMA does not work in isolation but works in coordination with all the line departments.
In the meeting, the core team of BFAC and BTT was formed where a progressive farmer from Assam Linzey, Ratna Bhutia was nominated as the Chairperson of the BFAC. HDO, DK Rai was nominated as the Convener of the BTT with the consent of all the members present in the meeting.
During the meeting the newly formed BFAC members took charge of preparing the Block Action Plan (BAP) in coordination with BTT.

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