Thangjuk Industries promotes sustainable agro-based local economy

By Pal Thiksay Gobi Domkhar, Apr 29, 2016
Domkhar :
In order to promote organic fruit plantation, Thangjuk industries showcased fruit nursery farm and traditional farming equipment on April 27 at Domkhar Dho. 
Sonam Stanzin, Thangjuk said, “the purpose of the program is to promote fresh fruit plantation throughout Ladakh by nursery fruit production activities and hoping that it will lead to the promotion of sustainable farming and fruit based agricultural activities which lead to sustainable agro-based local economy in the region”.

Dr. Bhuvnesh Kumar, Director, Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) was the Chief Guest of the occasion. He encouraged the small-scale farmers to grow more crops rather than depending on outsiders.
“Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems, and people," said Dr. Bhuvnesh Kumar.
LBA women wing, President, Tsewang Dolma congratulated Sonam Stanzin for being one among the very innovative and sustainable farmer in Ladakh. The diversity of opportunities in farming also contributes to the high employment rates within the region.
LBA, Vice President, P T Kunzang stressed on cash crops cultivation. He also congratulated Sonam Stanzin for showing such inspiring farming practices traits.

Local farmers, the guest from various departments and visitors enthusiastically participated.
A total of 15 varieties of nursery plants like apricot, walnut, apple, pears and peach plant were exhibited and sold at reasonable price.

The event was an effort to promote sustainable agro-based local economy in the region and to encourage farmers in taking up the organic-based farming.