May 28, 2024 07:23 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Bibhav Kumar's bail, if granted, will be a death threat for me and my family: Swati Maliwal to Delhi HC | Now we don't trust Gujarat govt: High Court raps State and local body over Rajkot gaming zone fire incident | Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal requests Supreme Court to extend his interim relief by 7 days in liquor policy case | Cyclone Remal leaves trail of destruction in West Bengal, claims 2 lives, downpour continues | 'Man-made disaster': Gujarat High Court takes suo motu cognizance of Rajkot gaming zone fire that killed 27 people
Meghalaya: NESFAS observes Mother Earth Millet festival
Image: Pixabay

Meghalaya: NESFAS observes Mother Earth Millet festival

| @indiablooms | 07 Apr 2023, 06:42 pm

The North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society together with its partner communities from Garo Hills recently observed the Mother Earth Millet festival cum Agroecology Learning Circle (ALC)  at a hotel in  Tura region of Meghalaya.

Civil Sub-Divisional Officer, Rongram Block, Abhishek Gowda was the Chief Guest on the occasion, in the presence of various representatives and officials from different government departments and agencies like the College of Community Science, Meghalaya Basin Development Agency, Mission Organic Value Chain Development for Northeast Region (MOVCDNER), ATMA, custodian farmers from partner villages, Nokmas from non-project villages, reports The Shillong Times.

Speaking on the occasion, Gowda said that as Millet is rich in nutrients such as iron, fibre, and calcium which is good for health, there is a need to promote the intergenerational transfer of knowledge about millets and their different varieties.

“I appreciate the efforts of the farmers and NESFAS in promoting and reviving this food crop and would like to encourage you all to continue doing so,” he added.

Rimchi N Marak, Senior Associate of Garo Hills and Nutrition, also was quoted as saying by the newspaper that on the importance of reviving millet which has diminished greatly over the years and shared some of the success stories achieved by NESFAS over the years.

Awards were also presented to three of the best Community Facilitators (CF), and the best ALC group, which was bagged by Adingma ALC group from Misimagre community in West Garo Hills.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.