Imphal: Federation of Haomee has urged the government to return paddy fields belonging to farmers at Yaithibi Loukon, Thoubal as the proposed sports university at the Yaithibi Loukon has already been shifted to Koutruk, Imphal west.
The farmers donated their land as the sports university was first proposed to be set up at Yaithibi Loukon, the federation said in a statement issued on Saturday.
Since the sports university had been shifted to Koutruk, the farmers of Yaithibi Loukon had been demanding from the state government that their lands should be returned to the owners, the federation said.
The state government under the chief minister N. Biren Singh has taken up initiatives to save the paddy fields in the state under The Manipur Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act, 2014, it added.
Against the interest of the farmers, certain individuals have been planning to set up a Mega Food Park at Yaithibi Loukon. And as such the chief minister should look into the matter, it said.
Such plans to set up a Mega Food Park is against the interest of the farmers and it cannot be called a development, it added.