Namchi, December 23 (IPR): The Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, IPR and Printing Departments Shri Lok Nath Sharma attended Denzong Losoong Celebration being held at the Community Play Ground at Ralong, today.
Addressing the gathering Minister Sharma threw light on the celebration of series of festivals of various communities in different parts of the state and applauded privilege of secular freedom in practice in tune with peace and harmony. The Minister spoke on various schemes and programmes dedicated to the farmers being implemented under Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Departments and further encouraged to increase milk production by taking benefits of financial incentives to be implemented from the next financial year.
He also advised for utilisation of bio friendly gobar gas plant, vermicompost and other technical components so that the production and farmer’s income can be multiplied. He also informed that the state government has registered name of more than fifteen thousand farmers under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Samman Nidhi Yojana wherein the beneficiaries will be provided the financial support. Few farmers have already received 1st instalment of Rupees two thousand for the same as well.
The Minister Sharma also shared the state government commitment to expedite the developmental pace and other activities from the next financial year. He also touched upon the future scope of Integrated Process Unit of Sikkim IFFCO Organic Limited. The Minister while in his concluding remarks, extended his best wishes and warvm greetings on the auspicious occasion of Losoong, Namsoong, Christmas and New Year 2020.
During the celebration, the first Semi Final Match of Denzong Losoong Open Football Tournament was also played between Munal FC and PCI FC.
The programme was also attended by Deputy Director Horticulture Department Shri Robin Gurung, Veterinary Officer Dr. Kenzong Bhutia, Panchayats, monks from Ralong Monastery and other locals.