Rabi crops seed distributed to farmers of 8 districts
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 24, 2018: Winter seeds for Rabi crops were distributed to the selected farmers from the various districts under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme at the Khonghampat training hall, Khonghampat, Imphal West.
The farmers were from Imphal West, Imphal East, Churachandpur, Tengnoupal, Senapati, Ukhrul, Thoubal and Bishnupur.
Horticulture and soil conservation minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar said the department under the leadership of the chief minister N. Biren Singh is working hard so that the state becomes self sufficient on food. He said full cooperation from the various stakeholders is needed for the success of the mission.
He advised the experts and the officials of the department to give proper training to the farmers using modern methods in order to increase the crop yield. On the other hand, he appealed to the farmers to properly follow the instructions of the experts/officials to properly grow the vegetables. Advising the farmers to work with sincerity, he promised them full support from the state government.
The minister further opined that if the people of the state start growing herbs and other vegetables including tomatoes and onions than the state will be less dependent on other states and it can promote healthy lifestyle. He said the state Government is aware about the problems faced by the farmers and is committed to help them for their welfare. He concluded his speech by appealing to the farmers to cooperate with the department in order to make the policies and programs of the department a success.
JC Ramthanga, principal secretary (horticulture and soil conservation) said that the state government is fully aware of the hardships of the farmers of the state that is why it has taken steps under department’s various schemes like Manipur Organic Mission Agency, MIDH, Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region among others. He said the distribution of seeds is a part of the steps taken up for the welfare of the farmers. He advised the farmers to work with sincerity and cooperate with the department.