Irabot Foundation on Monday asserted that the agriculture and allied sector of Manipur had incurred a loss of around Rs 350 crore because of the ongoing turmoil.
"On top of that, the state government has sanctioned compensation for only around 5,000 hectares out of the approximate 10,000 hectares which were reported non-cultivable because of the crisis," the foundation stated.
The foundation also demanded authorities to divide 20 per cent of the compensation to the land owner and 80 per cent to the tenant farmers.
Speaking to the media at the Manipur Press Club, president of the foundation, Kh Gopen Luwang, condemned the state authorities for failing to pay out the fund sanctioned by central authorities for the state's farmers during the 2019 drought.
"They had earmarked over Rs 26 crore during that time but the farmers are yet to see even a cent of that money," he said.
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On the other hand, he demanded the central authorities to constitute a special team to survey and assess the impact of the turmoil on various sectors of the state including agriculture.
He further appealed to authorities concerned to dispense special packages for the sectors after conducting the survey.
"The state's economic trajectory is on a downward spiral with regular daily earners taking the brunt of the economic deterioration," he said.
As such he demanded authorities to take proactive action to revive the economy and stop shrugging off the matter.
He stated that the foundation came out with the figures for the losses incurred during a recent survey conducted by the foundation.
Meanwhile, Gopen lambasted the state veterinary department for their lethargic strategy in tackling the swine fever outbreak in Manipur.
They should inform the public of their policies to tackle the problem and rush to aid the animal farmers who are under heavy pressure at the moment, he added.