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Illegal poppy cultivation to be replaced with high-quality crops in jhum areas: CM Biren

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh chaired a review meeting on a project proposal of Horticulture and SC department for alternative to jhum in hill areas on Thursday.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 30 Dec 2022, 5:45 pm

(PHOTO: Twitter)
(PHOTO: Twitter)

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday chaired a review meeting on a project proposal of Horticulture and SC department for alternative to jhum and taking up terrace cultivation in the hill areas of the state at the CM's Secretariat, Imphal.

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The chief minister said in a Facebook post that the meeting deliberated on replacing illegal poppy cultivation with high-quality value crops in jhum areas with an integrated approach and bring a permanent replacement of illegal poppy cultivation. 

The meeting also discussed developing a permanent farming system through the construction of terraces which will enhance the income of farmers and improve the economy of hill villagers, the CM said in a Facebook post. 

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The meeting was attended by ministers Th Biswajit Singh and Letpao Haokip and MP Leishemba Sanajaoba, CS, DGP and concerned officials of the state government. 

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