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Farmers urged to avoid chemical fertilisers

Instead of using chemical fertilisers, farmers should adopt modern biotechnology techniques which can produce nutritive bio fortified foods, DEE, CAU, Imphal director professor Ph Ranjit Sharma said.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 18 Sept 2022, 5:31 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

DEE, CAU, Imphal director professor Ph Ranjit Sharma on Sunday urged farmers to avoid using a huge amount of chemical fertilisers as they may bring better yields but give harmful impact on the health of the consumers.

He was speaking at the one-day National Campaign on ‘Poshan Abhiyan and Tree Plantation’ programme organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Imphal East under the aegis of Directorate of Extension Education (DEE), Central Agricultural University, Imphal at the premises of KVK, Imphal East, Andro.

Ph Ranjit who attended as president said the Central government has been providing different flagship programmes, and it will be a loss for the farmers if they fail to get the opportunities.

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In the olden days, people of Manipur used to consume organic food, he said. At present, the farmers are giving priority on the practice of using chemical fertilisers to produce more yields, he added.  

Instead of using chemical fertilisers, farmers should adopt modern biotechnology techniques which can produce nutritive bio fortified foods, he said.

A tree sapling plantation programme was also conducted in the premises of KVK, Imphal East, Andro and tree saplings were also distributed to the farmers as a part of the function.

During the technical session SMS, Home Science, KVK, Imphal East, S Molibala Devi delivered a speech on ‘Nutri-cereal and their role on human health’; SMS, Horticulture, KVK, Imphal East Priyadarshini Salam delivered a speech on ‘Establishment of Nutritional garden and wise selection of crops for nutri garden’ and SMS, Agronomy, KVK, Imphal East Nandini Chongtham delivered her speech on ‘introduction of Biofortified varieties and its importance.’

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Around 200 farmers attended the technical session from the Andro area.

Field officer IFFCO, Manipur and Mizoram, Saikat Das; Khullappa, Andro village, Sagolshem Chandra Meitei; Child Development Project Officer, Keirao Bitra Block, Imphal East, LC Ruhini Kumar and Zilla Parisad, Laipham Khunou, Imphal East, Lairenjam Olen attended the inaugural function as guests of honour and chief guest respectively.

 
 

 

 

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organic foodcau imphalchemical fertilisersPoshan Abhiyan

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