Tuli, 22 June (MTNews): The Integrated Tribal Development Program, a collaborative initiative between NABARD and the Community Educational Centre Society (CECS), was inaugurated in Tuli on 22 June. The program, which aims to promote economic empowerment and sustainable livelihoods for tribal communities, will provide support to 200 tribal families in the development of fishery and poultry activities, as well as banana and tapioca plantations.




The inaugural ceremony took place at the FRMCA Hall in Tuli, Mokokchung, with the General Manager of NABARD leading the event. The program was officially flagged off by launching fingerlings at Aopenzu in Tuli.


In his keynote address, Subonenba Longkumer, the Director of CECS, encouraged the farmers to not limit themselves to traditional farming practices but to work diligently for self-sustainability. He expressed his gratitude to the NABARD officials for making the project a reality and emphasized the significance of the day.


Tiakala Ao, the General Manager of NABARD, instilled confidence in the program beneficiaries and challenged the farmers to dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to ensure its success. She highlighted that the Fishery Project in Tuli is the first-ever project supported by NABARD in the state of Nagaland and expressed her expectation of fruitful outcomes from the beneficiaries.


The program was presided over by Alino, a member of a self-help group (SHG). Short speeches were delivered by Nungshimatong, the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) of Tuli; Temjentoshi, the Sub-Divisional Agriculture Officer of Tuli; the Chairman of the village council in Kangtsung, and a vote of thanks was given by P Mangyang, one of the program beneficiaries.


The program concluded with the distribution of fish nets to the fish farmer beneficiaries.

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