In view of the difficulties and challenges faced by farmers in the state, the United Committee, Manipur (UCM) has drawn the attention of the authorities concerned to improve irrigation facilities and facilitate all basic requirements for farming to farmers.
The UCM conducted a one-day training programme for farmers under the theme “Rejuvenation of Farm Economy” on Thursday at Yaingangpokpi Community Hall. The training was held in association with the Agriculture department.
Addressing the function, UCM president Joy Konthoujam said that with the increase of population, the cultivable land area has been reducing each year resulting in decline in yield.
The state government needs to take up initiative related to high yield production in limited land without further delay to prevent food crisis in the near future, he said.
He further said that the committee has been conducting such training programmes with the vision to make Manipur a self-reliant state in crop production and suggested forming farmers’ clubs in every locality to avail agriculture-related welfare schemes collectively at ease.
The UCM will extend their support if any farmer faces grievances while accessing their legitimate rights and benefits, he added.
The economy of the state would be more advanced had the state government provided all the necessities of farmers particularly irrigation facilities, seeds, he said while stating that farmers are managing their agricultural activities with limited resources due to shortage of basic needs.
The programme was also attended by Zilla Parishad member of Tellou Chana, Seijang, Amom Jamini and chairman of Yaingangpokpi Village Committee, Laimayum Abiram Sharma as dignitaries of the function.