Guwahati: The scenic district of Tawang, the westernmost district of Arunachal Pradesh located along Indo-China border, to convert all its barren lands into kitchen gardens to ensure production of sufficient fruits and vegetables.
Chairing a meeting with the district administration on Monday, local MLA Tsering Tashi said, “We have to identify performing village to materialize the conversion of barren land into kitchen gardens. The goal of preparing at least 2000 kitchen gardens in and around Tawang is not only to produce self-sufficient fruits and vegetables but also to make Tawang a role model for others. This initiative will provide employment opportunities for many.”
Recently, the Arunachal cabinet approved 2000 kitchen gardens for each assembly constituency for self sufficiency in basic nutritional needs, development of agriculture and horticulture farm clusters, with minimum of 5 ha land parcel up to 25 ha or more.
MLA Tashi further highlighted that the government of Arunachal Pradesh has been strengthening health facilities and focusing on horticulture and agriculture sector for self sufficiency in vegetable and fruit production.
Tawang DC Sang Phuntsok added, “As far as possible we should focus on barren lands and those lands should be brought under cultivation and developed into kitchen gardens.’ The Deputy C also insisted on organic farming.
On Monday, the MLA, along with other district administration officials, also inspected the under completion horticultural flower garden located at Zhitro-Tse near the DC Office, of the town.