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LDV Celebrates Reh Festival with the Theme ‘Giving Back to Society’

Publish Date : 03/02/2020

Roing, Feb 1: Reh festivities, with the theme of ‘Giving back to society’, was kicked off in the Lower Dibang Valley district by Minister(Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, Veterinary and Dairy Development) Tage Taki, today at the Central Rekho, Cheta, Roing. Also attending the programme were MLA Kaling Moyong, MLA Mutchu Mithi, Deputy Commissioner Mitali Namchoom and other distinguished guests.

Tage Taki, wishing all on the day, appreciated the community‘s efforts in preserving the culture and traditions of the tribe through the celebration of the Reh festival with a community spirit. He said that our community festivals are celebrated to worship nature for its abundance and as an acknowledgement of man’s dependence on it.

This minister said that the area has a lot of potential to develop in the Agri-Horti and allied sector and so enjoined people to actively take up farming. People have to become farmers willingly to be successful in the field, he added. Taki also informed that the state government is implementing numerous subsidy schemes to encourage farmers and aid them in their sustainable farming.

MLA Kaling Moyong also spoke on the occasion appreciating the community and its colourful celebration of Reh Festival.

The celebration also acknowledged the contributions of the people who worked hard towards getting the Idu Mishmi textile patterns the Geographical Indication Tag.

Later in the day, Minister Tage Taki chaired a review meeting of Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, Veterinary and Dairy Development departments, in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Mitali Namchoom. The various schemes being implemented by these departments were reviewed.

Taki appreciated the excellent performance of the Veterinary department in the direct delivery of services during the Sarkar Aapke Dwar camps conducted in the district. He called for balanced distribution of funds and judicious and equitable selection of beneficiaries under various schemes.

The Minister also placed emphasis on making the government hatchery at Iduli functional on priority basis, revival of poultry and piggery farms in the district and establishment of processing factories for mustard oil and palm oil.

N. Namchoom, DIPRO

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