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Rs 125.955 lakh transferred to 210 farmers in Manipur

Chief Minister N Biren Singh directed the officials concerned to identify one horticulture/agriculture produce each of all the 16 districts of the state to enhance production and market them outside the state.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 22 Dec 2021, 4:11 pm

(PHOTO: DIPR)

(PHOTO: DIPR)

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday transferred a total of Rs 125.955 lakh to the bank accounts of 210 farmers of Senapati, Churachandpur, Tamenglong and Chandel districts under two different schemes of Tribal Affairs and Hills department in a simple function held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat.

The implementing agency of these two schemes namely Cultivation of High-Tech Banana in Hill Districts and Development and Income Generation through Promotion and Preservation of Indigenous Produce King Chilli (U-Morok) is Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) of Horticulture and Soil Conservation department.

Speaking at the occasion, N Biren Singh stressed the need to work on mission mode for 100 per cent replacement of chemical fertilisers by organic manures. Mentioning that chemical fertiliser is responsible for many diseases, he expressed his strong desire for speedy expansion of organic cultivation in the state. He also asked the officials and experts to find ways for large scale production of organic manures.

He also directed the officials concerned to identify one horticulture/agriculture produce each of all the 16 districts of the state to enhance production and market them outside the state. He asked them to submit a list within a week. He also directed the officials to closely monitor and guide the beneficiaries in farming. He said that Manipur should also contribute in realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25.

TA and Hills Minister Vungzagin Valte, additional chief secretary (Horticulture and Soil Conservation) P Vaiphei and other high ranking officials were also present at the event.

First published:21 Dec 2021, 6:05 pm

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