Advising not to believe in miracles, Arunachal Pradesh deputy chief minister Chowna Mein on Saturday said, “Draw the lines on your palm the way you wish your destiny.”

“Let us walk matching our steps, success would embrace,” Mein added to a thunderous applause from over 4,000 women farmers and weavers representing 121 self-help-groups (SHGs), farmer’s clubs, GBs, PR leaders and villagers of Namsai district at a National Youth Project (NYP) function in Namsai.

Launching organic manure, SHREEWin, which is said to be doing miracles in over 40 countries by doubling production of crops and tripling pulses, the deputy CM said the state has already proved its potentials by winning the National Krishi Kamran Award for four consecutive years.

Assuring all possible help, the minister urged the farmers to use the product and directed the agri-horti officer to take up pilot project departmentally and through a progressive farmer to monitor and report to him the outcome.

Appreciating the NYP-run pilot project at Livelihood Mission School, Nampong – an initiative of former agriculture minister, late Setong Sena which he started inspecting such schools in Sikkim with an NYP team – Mein advocated setting up such schools in the district as approved by the cabinet. He also insisted on innovative area-specific cultivation with professionalism, like providing alternative to end opium menace.

Terming SHG as best platform to empower women in the fast changing time, deputy commissioner Namsai, R K Sharma advised them to work with unity as it would facilitate their socio-economic and educational development besides helping in additional income. He cautioned them to reach consensus on their business decisions as it has been seen that many SHGs disappear due to difference in opinion among the members. More at:

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