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Farmer in Kabu shows the way in Stevia cultivation

AALO, MAY 15:

Nyili Lomi of Kabu village is a trained progressive farmer who has started Stevia cultivation and to start with, products are available in his M/S Lomi Enterprise, Farm Kabu for sale. Stevia is rapidly replacing the chemical sweetener, rich market value and it can be safely used in herbal medicines, tonic for diabetics patient, stomach aches and daily uses products like mouthwashes, toothpaste etc.

Disclosing that he will grow it in an extensive way in the years to come, Lomi said that he gives training to people from the district free of cost in his firm so that it is grown extensively in the district by the marginal farmers as self-sustaining avenues.

The firm he owns and developed stretches over a hectare of land is buzzed with Organic Rotary Cash Crop Farming, Organic Manufacturing of Turmeric, Mushroom Cultivation, Packaged Organic Varmi and Liquid Fertilizer for sale, Organic Insecticides cum Manure from local plant called Onyor , fish farming, Bamboo plantation all along the garden, banana farming and three fish ponds. He also has hybrid cucumber plantations that help him to cultivate twice a week and fetching him good monthly income.

Nyili trained himself in METASIS Workshop Medicinal, Aromatic Plants and Specis Girijananda Chowdhary Institute of Pharmaseutical Azara, Guwahati.

The Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Aalo, Abhinav Kumar who helped him to go out for Exposure Visit and Training on Modern Agricultural and Horticultural Practices at College of Horticultural and Forestry, Pasighat visited the farm to take stock of the activities taking place there on May 14 last.

The DFO encouraged Lomi to take up cultivation of medicinal plants seriously and keep the momentum going to set a trend for other farmers of the district to emulate. DIPR

 

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