Selected 52 beneficiaries received various Horticultural items under different schemes of Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKSY).
CM Biren said at the SBI Grand Loan Distribution Mela that construction of groundwater pumping sites for irrigation purpose in the state amounting to around Rs 360 crore is in the pipeline.
IFP Editorial: Manipur has been receiving an annual rainfall of 1,467.5 mm, which is higher than the national average. The problem of water scarcity, however, persists due to lack of facilities for harvesting rainwater and destruction of catchment areas.
Cheleng Chuk village, which main source of livelihood is lemon cultivation, lies about 70 km away from Dibrugarh town.
Deben said that fertilisers are needed to be utilised in time, if not they are useless in agriculture
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday said that a sub-committee has been formed for successful implementation of Oil Palm Project in the state.
BKS-MP general secretary Telem Dara said that though agriculture is the backbone of the state's economy, many farmers face various difficulties in carrying out their agricultural activities due to lack of basic needs.
In the quest for safer food, the demand for organically grown foods has increased in the last decades due to their probable health benefits and food safety concerns.
NERAMAC was set up to be the “torch bearer" for farmers and potential entrepreneurs in the region.
Unavailability of basic needs of farming has demotivated the farmers in performing their agricultural activities and this will ultimately lead to dependency on other states, NILSAL stated.
MPCC member Deben said that as most of the farmers in the valley areas are tenants, they face inconvenience while producing documents of the paddy fields to avail the fertilisers
Farmers of Imphal East area, particularly the villagers of Haraorou, Tangkham and Sambei have been suffering due to improper irrigation systems.
Union Agriculture minister said that the government will provide additional support and assistance to women farmers, over and above the male farmers under few schemes.
How damaging the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic turn out to be for food security, nutrition and the livelihood of farmers, fishers and others working along the food supply chain will depend in large part on policy response over the short, medium and the long terms.
The season for planting of seeds and transplanting paddy has begun, but the government apathy and unconcern is such that the farmers are not getting fertilizers, despite waiting in long queues at the distribution centres, NEFIS said..
All district agriculture officers and fertiliser inspectors are directed to submit their inspection or verification report of their respective district relating to the reported sale of Urea Fertilizer at a higher price, the Directorate of Agriculture, Manipur stated.
Taking serious note of the plight of farmers in Manipur, the MSF said it will look into the price hike of essential items required for farming and agricultural activities.
The Manipur chief minister expressed hope that ICAR would explore further on the rich natural resources available for the benefit of the farmers.
Without proper agricultural productivity, the state will undergo food scarcity in the coming days, IPAK stated.
The Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) focuses on 112 of India’s most developmentally challenged districts across sectors.
IFP Editorial: MOMA has been running around buying up vegetables from farmers in the state. But, it is not simply enough to cut the large-scale losses faced by the farmers. The time has come for agriculture and allied departments to put their heads together to work out a solution.
The distribution of free certified HYV paddy seeds was held at Agriculture Godown at Lamphelpat under the programme, ‘Enhancement of Rice Production in the State’. farmers can procure these free Certified HVY Paddy seeds through the concerned DAOs.
Fertilizers will be made available to farmers in time provided no unwanted issues occur on the national highways, Agriculture Minister O Lukhoi said.
In the present light of the doubling of farmers’ income by 2022, policy makers are concerned over whether Manipur will achieve the target amid several prevailing issues.
As the world population increases, more efforts should be made so that all who are suffering from hunger and malnutrition have accesses to nutritious food.
The farmers in India are not getting their dues from the sugar mill owners as they have surplus sugar stock. To address this concern, the Government is facilitating the evacuation of surplus sugar stock.
Manipur Agriculture Minister O Lukhoi announced the annual achievements made by the department with support from various farmers of Manipur.
The training programme was held under the topic "GAP, GCAP and Primary Processing of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants"
Although agriculture is the mainstay of the state, farmers are facing several issues which resulted out of environment degradation, impact of climate change and impact of several new policies in the state.
‘Laotai-Baantaek Ngai’ was celebrated traditionally every year as winter sets in by the Rongmei Naga tribe about 30 years ago to encourage farmers for a good harvest.
Plants from seeds transported from Kashmir are now flowering at Yangyang in Southern Sikkim.
Oil palm cultivation is not suitable in high altitudes, says the Agriculture director, Manipur, to the 'Imphal Free Press'.
Farmers will now have freedom for direct marketing of their produce, says Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee Co-opted member Achoibam Deben along with members of Lamlai Kendra Development Committee visited the paddy fields of Lamlai assembly constituency that have been affected by insects.
Farmers have appealed to Chief Minister N Biren to address the problem.
The judgment was passed in connection with the PIL filed by social activist Th Premlata on non-supply of the entitled quantities of food grains from the month of December 2019 till date to the beneficiaries.
The United People’s Front (UPF) stated that the practice of giving a bag of fertilizer to the farmers with farmer cards or farm documents should be dropped immediately.
Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar called upon scientists to contribute in increasing agricultural production and mitigate difficulties.
The Meghalaya government has written to the Centre seeking change in criterai for farmers to avail the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme which was made effective in 2018.
The range of policies targeting land and resources of Manipur will unleash impact on the livelihood and survival of the farmers.
Private companies have been disposed to reconsider domestic agricultural resources as alternative materials for manufacturing processes.