IMPHAL, July 22: An agricultural tour organised by 17 Assam Rifles of 10 Sector under the aegis of IGAR(S) was flagged of by Major General C A Krishnan, AVSM, IGAR(S) in simple ceremony organised at the HQ IGAR (South), Mantripukhri on 22 Jul 2011.
A release of PRO IGAR (S) stated that the agricultural tour has been conceptualised to give the farmers a first hand experience in the latest trends and technologies of modern farming by visiting various Agri-institutes and interaction with agricultural scientist at Solan and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, Solan and Shimla were the chosen destination of the tour because of the similar weather, soil and altitudes as obtained in Ukhrul. The tour in which a total of 17 farmers will participate is scheduled from 25 Jul to 09 Aug 2011. The tour aims at introducing modern agricultural techniques including horticulture and floriculture techniques in Ukhrul Dist to make the farmers of Ukhrul Dist self-reliant and introduce more economically profitable agriculture. The IGAR(South) interacted with the farmers and encouraged them to fully utilise the tour to explore the latest trends in agriculture.