Lachung, March 6: ( IPR) Hon’ble Minister, Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Shri Lok Nath Sharma along with the departmental officials led the field inspection of Phaka Horticulture farm at Lachung, this morning. He was accompanied by the Additional Director AH&VS Dr. Karma Bhutia, Additional Director Agriculture Shri BD Rai, Dy. Director Horticulture Shri Rinzing Ongyal, Dy.Director Agriculture Shri Kunga Samdup Bhutia, field functionaries and local youths.
He thoroughly inspected the farm spread over the surface area of 5.4 hectares of land at Phaka and discussed with the officials and field functionaries on the technical aspects of the production of Seabulkthorn, potato, peas, apple and other vegetables and further urged them to put tremendous effort to revive the farm with field activities. He stressed to act for progress in farming practices with the active involvement of all concerned.
After the field visit Minister Sharma also inspected existing infrastructures and directed the concerned officials to prepare an estimate report for fencing, drainage system and repairing of essential infrastructures. He also interacted with the field workers and urged them to put all efforts to revive the farm in practice.
Thereafter, Minister Sharma also had a brief meeting with the Pipon of Lachung Dzumsa Shri Yangku Lachungpa, Ex-Pipon Shri Lakpa Lachungpa, Gyambo Shri Nima Lachungpa, Shri Thendup Lachungpa and other members. He assured to extend all support from the state government and advised to form a team of committed members to embrace revolutionary change in farming. Lachung Dzumsa urged Minister Sharma to take up initiatives for the marketing of their production which he assured to arrange in near future.
Later, the Hon’ble Minister Sharma along with the Hon’ble Minister-cum-Area MLA of Lachen Mangan constituency Shri Samdup Lepcha jointly inspected Bop Piggery Farm which is said to be the oldest piggery farm in the State. Ministers interacted with the officials and Staff and took stock on the status of the farm, availability of feed, manpower and other requirements to strengthen the farm.