Nagaland Current Affairs Digest – February 2021
20 February 2021: Nuklu Phom from Nagaland shortlisted for Whitley Awards 2021
Two conservationists from India – Nuklu Phom and Bibhuti Lahkar, have been shortlisted for the prestigious Whitley Awards 2021.
Nuklu Phom is a conservationist from Nagaland. He is the team leader of Lemsachenlok, an organization working for bio-diversity conservation since 2007. Lemsachenlok organization was honoured with India Biodiversity Awards in 2018 for their work in the conservation of wild species.
The winners of this year’s Whitley Awards will be announced on May 12 (Wednesday) as per Whitley Awards official website.
27 February 2021: MOFPI’s One District One Product Nagaland
One District One Product Scheme
The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW) has in consultation with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) finalised the products for One District One Focus Product (ODOFP) sectors for 728 districts across the country, including 11 from Nagaland.
Under this Scheme, the States identify the food product for a district, keeping in perspective the focus of the scheme on perishables. A baseline study is carried out by the State Government. The ODOP product could be a perishable Agri produce, cereal-based product, or a food product widely produced in a district and their allied sectors.
As per the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI)’s One District One Product Digital GIS Map, 9 products from 11 districts in Nagaland are in the list of approved One District One Product (ODOPs of 35 States/ UTs.
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- Read more on MOFPI’s One District One Product here.
- List of approved ODOPs of 35 States/ UTs (Click Here)
- One District One Product GIS Map (Click Here)
27 February 2021: Naga Farmer received Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) Innovative Farmers Award 2021
Medoveyi Tetseo from Thipuzu village of Phek district, Nagaland was conferred with “IARI Innovative Farmers Award 2021” by Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) under the aegis of Centre for Agricultural Technology Assessment & Transfer.
He received the award at New Delhi on February 27 during Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela.
Tetseo adopted various technologies such as improved Kiwi fruit production technology including pruning and thinning, improved production technology of persimmon fruit, improved varieties of pea, French bean, potato etc. He also developed a low cost portable paddy thresher.