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DDUCC Hosts Workshop on Modern Agriculture: Embracing Organic and Integrated Farming

The workshop aimed to promote sustainable farming practices and empower farmers with cutting-edge techniques, attended by esteemed dignitaries and 200 participants.

Saurabh Shukla
DDUCC Hosts Workshop on Modern Agriculture: Embracing Organic and Integrated Farming (Photo Source: @MLA_Channel/X)
DDUCC Hosts Workshop on Modern Agriculture: Embracing Organic and Integrated Farming (Photo Source: @MLA_Channel/X)

Deen Dayal Upadhyay Community College (DDUCC), a constituent college of North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) located at the Wahiajer campus, Meghalaya recently hosted a groundbreaking workshop titled “Modern Agriculture: Embracing Organic and Integrated Farming.” The event, which took place on 27 March 2024, aimed to advocate sustainable agricultural practices and equip farmers with the latest advancements in farming techniques.

The workshop’s inaugural ceremony saw the presence of esteemed dignitaries, with Prof. P.S. Shukla, Vice-Chancellor of NEHU, gracing the occasion as the chief guest. Accompanying him was Trinity Saioo, a recipient of the Padmashree Award 2020 for her outstanding contributions to Turmeric Farming, who served as the Guest of Honour. The event attracted 200 farmers and agricultural enthusiasts eager to explore into the sustainable farming practices.

Addressing the gathering, Prof. P.S. Shukla underscored the essential role of agriculture in the nation’s development, stressing the need to embrace organic farming practices for ensuring environmental sustainability. He commended DDUCC for its proactive stance in organizing skill training programs and assured continued support for the college’s activities aimed at empowering youth and farmers alike. Trinity Saioo echoed similar sentiments, emphasizing the importance of integrating various agricultural activities to boost productivity and resilience.

Bridging Tradition with Technology in Agriculture

Prof. S.M. Sungoh, Acting Principal of DDUCC, shed light on the significance of merging modern technology with organic and integrated farming practices to maximize efficiency. Dr. F.R. Sumer highlighted the urgency of adopting innovative techniques while fostering a mindset that respects the ecological limits of the land.

The workshop featured enlightening sessions conducted by distinguished experts Shainbor Dkhar and Ebiangmitre Pale, offering participants hands-on experience in integrating organic farming with modern agricultural practices. Through practical demonstrations and interactive sessions, attendees gained invaluable insights into the symbiotic relationship between traditional organic methods and cutting-edge technological advancements.

The event concluded with the distribution of seedlings to all participants by the principal, symbolizing a shared commitment to implement sustainable agricultural practices in their respective fields.

Overall, the workshop served as a catalyst for raising awareness about the importance of embracing organic methods within modern agriculture, thereby promoting environmentally conscious and economically viable farming practices.

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