Biren distributes irrigation pumpsets to combat drought-like situation

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 5, 2019: To ease out the woes of the farmers in the present drought-like situation in the Manipur, chief minister N. Biren Singh distributed Irrigation Pumpsets to the farmers on Friday.
The distribution of the Irrigation Pumpsets to the farmers was held at Manipur Minorities and Other Backward Classes Economic Development Society (MOBEDS) office, here.

Biren said that such measure is to combat the drought like situation in the state. 157 River Lift Irrigation (RLI) schemes have started functioning to provide water in the paddy fields of the state, he added. He mentioned that minor irrigation department is working rigorously to provide irrigation facilities in various parts of the state.

He stated that the agriculture department and MOBEDS would be providing around 126 irrigation pumpsets to the needy farmers. Another 100 pumpsets would be procured in next 4-5 days to deal the situation, he added. He urged the elected representatives to approach the agriculture minister and other concerned ministers for agriculture related support including water pumpsets.

During the function, around 40 irrigation pumpsets were distributed to the farmers.

Agriculture minister V. Hangkhanlian, forest and environment minister Th. Shyamkumar, education minister Th, Radheshyam, MLAs and officials of MOBEDS department were present during the function. The irrigation pumpsets were distributed under the Economic Development Programme of the MOBEDS.

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