Updated 31 Mar 2022, 3:09 pm
Manipur Agriculture Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh on Thursday said the decision of Central leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and national BJP president JP Nadda, to reduce the area under Armed Forces (Special Power) Act in the north-eastern region showed that the Central government was concerned for the people of north-eastern region, including Manipur.
Biswajit was speaking to the media on the sideline of his visit to the State Mechanised Farm (SMF) complex of the district agriculture office, Lamphelpat on Thursday.
Biswajit said AFSPA was not included as a part of election campaign of BJP. However, central leaders are aware that it is a long-term demand of the people of the north-eastern region, including Manipur. The announcement to reduce the area under AFSPA from the entire northeast region, including Manipur, is an example that central leaders are concerned for the people of the region, the minister asserted.
The minister said Central leaders made the decision after witnessing the present situation of law and order which is getting better as compared to the previous years.
Biswajit said that during his tenure as agriculture minister, he will try his level best to prevent the fertilizer issue that has been occurring in most of the seasons. It is heard that with the coming of the Kharif season crop some of the farmers have started demanding fertilizer. To bring a better crop yield for both Kharif and Rabi, adequate fertilizers will be made available, he added.
During the visit to the State Mechanised Farm (SMF) complex, he also inspected the infrastructures of the campus so that development could be brought.
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First published:31 Mar 2022, 2:50 pm
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