Manipur CM transfers Rs. 125 lakh to farmers of 4 hill districts

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Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh transferred a total of Rs. 125.955 lakh to the bank accounts of 210 farmers of Senapati, Churachandpur, Tamenglong and Chandel districts under two different schemes of tribal affairs and hills department in a function held at the chief minister’s secretariat on Tuesday.

Implementing agency of these two schemes – Cultivation of High-Tech Banana in Hill Districts and Development and Income Generation through Promotion and Preservation of Indigenous Produce King Chilli (U-Morok) is Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) of horticulture and soil conservation department.

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Biren stressed the need to work on mission mode for 100 percent replacement of chemical fertilizers by organic manures. Stating that chemical fertilizer is responsible for many diseases, Biren expressed his strong desire for speedy expansion of organic cultivation in the state. He asked the officials and experts to find ways for large scale production of organic manures.

Biren directed the officials concerned to identify one horticulture/agriculture produce each of all the districts to enhance production and market it outside the state. He asked them to submit a list within a week. He also directed the officials to closely monitor and guide the beneficiaries in farming.

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He said Manipur should also contribute in realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25.

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