Imphal: District Agriculture Fair, 2022 under the theme “Organic Farming” was held on Tuesday at the Multipurpose Hall, Senapati.
The fair was jointly organised by Agriculture Technology Management Agency and district agriculture office, Senapati.
Deputy commissioner Mahesh Chaudhari said like the horticulture department which have recently exported a large quantity of pineapples outside the state, there is a lot of potential in the agricultural sector as well. He urged the farmer to come forward and take maximum participation in interacting with various field experts.
Additional director, agriculture, Todinang Panmei urged the farmers in the district to take up High Yielding Variety for producing more quantity of crops; to avail Soil Health Card for obtaining the status of soil health; and Crop insurance to cover the loss incurred by the farmer due to reduction yield.
S. P. Lovejoy Anal, district agriculture officer, Senapati said nine schemes are being taken up in the district to increase the zeal of the farmers. He also said various seeds crop are given free of cost whereas machinery for farming are given out at subsidy rates to the farmer. He urged the farmers to attend various awareness programmes and camp to keep oneself updated with the latest knowledge.
During that fair outstanding farmers were felicitated for their outstanding achievement. They were H. Sania from Tadubi block, Dilip Kumar Bhrupal from Saitu block, Ph. Keturah from Paomata block, Mrs. Kala from Willong block and Sana Lucy from Kangpokpi block.
Altogether 14 exhibition stalls were also opened show casing the farmer product.
In the technical session, there was an active interaction between the farmers and farmers scientist.
The programme was attended by many farmers and beneficiaries related to agriculture.