Panda visits M’giri farmers, distributes tools, plants

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Panda visits M’giri farmers, distributes tools, plants

Saturday, 01 April 2023 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR

: Former Assembly Deputy Speaker and advisor, State Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Department, Rama Chandra Panda during his tour to Malkangiri district visited Govindpalli weekly haat in Mathili Block and interacted with the tribal vegetable growers and sellers on Tuesday.
Panda also visited a horticulture farm at Chitrakonda and participated in the distribution of plants to 16 tribal WSHGs under “Nutrition at door step programme” and distributed farm tools on subsidised rates to the WSHGs. Later, he visited the famous Gurupriya Setu which was constructed by the Odisha Government to provide communication to about 151 remote villages of the cut-off areas.
Panda also visited an organic vegetable patch at Papermetla village and met with local Sarpanch Narsingh Sidheri of Papermetla GP and farmers of the Panchayat. He discussed with the farmers how to raise vegetable crops using spring water. He also visited a millet processing unit at Jantapai where the Mission Shakti Department has provided machineries such as scan miller, Ragi thresher, Ragi cleaner and grader, Ragi designer and Ragi Pulveriser at free of cost to the vegetable farmers of Swabhiman Anchal of Chitrakonda Block.  Among others, CDAO of Malkanagiri NR Hayagreeva and DDH Mahendra Majhi were present.

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