Van Mahotsav - The festival of lifeDistribution of farm machinery and village inspection visit by Dr. S. Prabhu Kumar, NPMC Member, FFP, ICAR, New Delhi on the 31st May, 2019

       A farm machinery distribution programme as well as visit of Farmers FIRST villages to observe the activities of Farmers FIRST Programmewas held on the 31st May, 2019 at Purangang village in Marngar with the presence of Dr. S.Prabhu Kumar, Former Zonal Project Director, ICAR – Zonal Project Directorate Zone I, Ludhiana & Zone VIII Bangalore and NPMC Member, Farmers FIRST Programme, ICAR, New Delhi, Dr. R. Laha (PS and PI, FFP), Dr. P. K. Sinha (Scientist and Co-PI, FFP), Er. Naseeb Singh (Scientist and Co-PI, FFP) were also present during the programme. A total of 15 farmers from the adopted villages attended the programme. During the programme, two power tillers, three brush cutters and two water pumps were handed over to the farmers under the Custom Hiring Centre under the Farmers’ FIRST Project. Dr S. Prabhu Kumar at first visited the IFS models developed under the FFP at Nalapara and Borkhatsari villages and different modules of FFP like livestock based modules, NRM based modules, enterprise based modules etc. During distribution programme, he had a brief interaction with the farmers present. He was impressed by the activities of FFP going under ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya and praised everyone for the beautiful work going on under the project.