Namthang, 5th December: One day programme on Kisan Ghosti and awareness programme on implementation of NEH Programme of ICAR-IVRI ERS Kolkata and celebration of World Soil Health Day was organized at KVK South Sikkim. Shri Sanjit Kharel Hon’ble Minister Building and Transport Departments-cum-Area MLA, Namthang-Rateypani Constituency attended as the Chief Guest of the programme and addressed the gathering about the benefits of farming and praised on the cluster approach of the programme. He also encouraged the farmers to practice good hygiene in dairy and animal farming. Dignitaries present form ICAR-IVRI ERS Kolkata were Dr. B. Mondal Principal Scientist, Dr. P.K. Nanda Principal Scientist and Dr. P. Dandapat Principal Scientist. The beneficiary farmers from Ruchung actively participated in the programme. At the onset of the programme Senior Scientist and Head Shri. I.P.Shivakoty gave a brief outlook of the NEH Programme, World Soil Day and the achievements of KVK South Sikkim. The Scientists from ICAR- IVRI ERS Kolkata spoke on the implementation of NEH Programme at Ruchung Village where 25 farmers will be benefitted with 2 piglets each along with pig feed, mineral mixture, vitamins and swine fever vaccines. Scientists also highlighted the important diseases in pigs and other livestock. The programme successfully concluded with input distribution for the farmers.