Imphal: Agriculture minister Oinam Lukhoi Singh has distributed urea fertilizers at to respective district agriculture officers (DAOs) for distribution to farmers in Manipur.
Lukhoi released the fertilizers at main fertilizer godown, Lamphelpat on Sunday.
“There are enough stock of urea fertilizers to be allocated for all the farmers in the state, there will be no shortage of fertilizers this Kharif season,” he said.
Lukhoi encouraged all the concerned DAOs to work in the interest of the farmers and maintain transparency while distributing the urea fertilizers to ensure that it reaches all the farmers.
The minister was hopeful that Manipur will be self-sufficient in food production through the farmers in Manipur.
Lukhoi stressed on to ensure the smooth and timely supply of fertilizers to the farmers and he instructed the officers and officials of the agriculture department to strictly monitor the high rate of urea fertilizers sold at the market to the farmers.
Agriculture commissioner M. Joy Singh, director, Kh. Lalmani Singh and all concerned officers and officials of the department were also present at the distribution programme.
To procure urea a farmer has to bring land document and identity card, and for those farmers with no land document or do farming at Khasland has to bring a document certified by village authority and identity card.