Wokha, 15 January (MTNews): Shishoi Oshom – Entrepreneurship Task Force (ETF) Cell, District Administration Wokha, organized a Farmer Exposure Trip aimed at hands-on training in eco-friendly areca nut leaf plate-making for young farmers from Lotsu and Bhandari Villages. Longdiba L Sangtam, Addl Deputy Commissioner, Bhandari, ceremoniously flagged off the young farmers’ group from Bhandari, while P Pukha Lam, Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC), Aitepyong, flagged off the farmers’ group from Lotsu Village.


The Farmer Exposure Trip is an effort by Shishoi Oshom – ETF Cell – District Administration Wokha, under its one-stop-center approach for entrepreneurship development, to provide practical skills and knowledge to the agricultural community and to offer appropriate follow-up support under credit and marketing schemes of the Government. The farmers shall receive hands-on training in Dimapur in the eco-friendly areca nut leaf plate-making process. It is expected that the training will help the farmers in improving livelihoods and income by subsequently setting up leaf plate-making units locally in Wokha. The initiative is supported by the NEC Project for delivering key identified services at Lotsu Village and Bhandari Block.

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