One day seminar on agro-textiles and its advantages held

IMPHAL, October 29: A one day seminar on usage of “Agro-textiles Suitable for Manipur State and its Advantages” for promoting usage of agro-textiles in north eastern region was jointly organized today by Textile commissioner, govt of India, COE Agrotech SASMIRA, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region Manipur Centre Imphal and Govt. of Manipur at the Classic Hotel.

The inaugural function was attended by J C Ramthanga, commissioner, dept. of horticulture and soil conservation, Manipur as chief guest.

Addressing the function, Ramthanga stressed on the need for coordination amongst the different government departments in order to promote the usage of agro-textiles.

He further informed that the use of agro-textile is practiced by few progressive farmers in the region adding that the awareness is however, still at its nascent stage.

He further mentioned that new knowledge has been accumulated in the field of agriculture and horticulture adding it is not enough but needs to be applied with fresh technological inputs.

SASMIRA (synthetic art silk mills research association) is the best in the country, Ramthanga mentioned before adding that the officials of the department and farmers should learn about Agro-textile.

President of the seminar, Dr N Prakash Joint Director ICAR Research Manipur delivered the welcome speech.

Dr Manisha Mathur, Asst Director, SASMIRA, Mumbai, in her concept note, mentioned about the assistances which could be provided to the farmers and other agri-entrepreneurs.

Dr K Kipgen, addl director, dept of Horticulture and Soil Conservation, the guest of honour of the seminar, also emphasized on maximum use of agro-textile products in agriculture and other agri-related fields.

Lastly, Premnath Surwase, Scientist-B, SASMIRA, Mumbai concluded the inaugural session of the seminar by proposing a vote of thanks.

More than 150 participants including framers, academicians and agricultural scientists attended the Seminar.

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