Shri. Ghanakanta Neog
Shri. Ghanakanta Neog from Eraloni Village, Namsai District, Arunachal Pradesh. His black pepper garden is the biggest available in the district and was selected as a Model Black Pepper garden by Spices Board. His black pepper garden is also the venue for various training programs aimed at promoting black pepper cultivation. His stupendous success in black pepper cultivation has paved the way for several farmers to venture into black pepper farming.
Shri. R. Thechamo Ovung
Shri. R. Thechamo Ovung from Lotsu Village, Wokha District, Nagaland became interested in spices cultivation when he was nominated to attend a seminar at Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh during April, 2014. Subsequently he motivated other farmers to produce spices in large quantities to meet the demands of various buyers. Since then he has been cultivating crops such as ginger, turmeric, and cardamom and also encouraging other farmers by giving them seed ginger from his own produce free of cost. This has led to additional income generation of nine thousand rupees for individual farmers who were hardly getting two to three thousand rupees from the sale of vegetables.