A COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM OF KVK, NAMTHANG, SOUTH SIKKIM AND ICAR-NRC FOR ORCHIDS AT KHOP VILLAGE, NAMTHANG, SOUTH SIKKIM A Collaborative program of KVK, Namthang, South Sikkim and ICAR-NRC for Orchids, th Pakyong, Sikkim was held on 27 July, 2018 at Khop Village, South Sikkim. In this joint program, Shri I.P. Shivakoti, Head & i/c , Subject Matter Specialists Dr. C.N. Bhutia, Shri Pravesh Shivakoti, Mrs, Yangchenla Bhutia, Dr. Nation Chamling, Ms. Meena Pradhan, Shri Wilson Rai , Tulasha Sharma from KVK, South Sikkim and Dr. L.C. De, Principal Scientist, and other staff namely Shri Rakesh Singh, Shri Ajay Bhusal, Shri Deepak Rai and Sh. Nima Tshering Bhutia from ICAR-NRC for Orchids, Pakyong, Sikkim and 55 Farmers from Khop villages attended. Two important extension activities viz. ‘Training cum Awareness on Insurance of Milch Cows’ and ‘Input Distribution Program for Doubling of Farmer’s Income’ were organized under the leadership of KVK i/c, Shri I.P. Shivakoti and supported by SMS, KVK, South Sikkim, Namthang for the benefit of farmers of Khop village. Another important extension activity on ‘Launching of Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav Program’ was carried out under the leadership of Dr. L. C. De, Principal Scientist (Horticulture) and supported by technical and project staff from ICAR-NRC for Orchids, Pakyong, Sikkim for the benefit of the farmers of Khop village of South Sikkim on that day.