Agriculture Minister Th Biswajit clarified that the department caught fertilizers that were brought from other States and it has not issued fertilizers for black marketing instead of distributing to the farmers. The Minister also made an appeal to the farmers to give information to the Department if they come across such kinds of activities.
The Minister further said that farmers need not worry as thousands of metric tonnes of fertilizers are allocated for the State but due to recent flood and landslide in the neighbouring State, they could not be transported in the State as of now but sufficient fertilizers are available in the stock.
Biswajit said that in order to give fertilizers to the farmers, the government is trying to make an arrangement for the farmers through the authentication of the owner of the field. Farmers should minimize the use of fertilizers in the production of agricultural crops and also take note of the health of the public instead of gaining profit, he added.
As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Directorate of Agriculture, Manipur and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Corporation Limited on Tuesday organised Farmers’ Claim Disbursement Programme for Crop Insurance under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) Kharif 2021. The programme was held at Farmers Training Hall Directorate of Agriculture, Sanjenthong.
Speaking at the function as Chief Guest, Agriculture Minister Th. Biswajit Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) Kharif 2021 as agriculture is an important sector for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and allied sectors.
The Minister suggested the concerned department erect hoarding in every place/village so that the benefits of the scheme can be availed by the farmers of the State. He said that if there is any shortage of funds for erecting such hoardings, funds can be applied to the Planning Department.
As the scheme will expire on July 31. Hoarding must be erected and distribution of Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials should be made and uploaded about the scheme on social media to convey a message to the youth, he added.
During the programme, Ashash Agarwal President and Head- Agri Business Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd presented a cheque of Rs 1,47,50,363 to Minister Th.Biswajit Singh for Farmers’ Claim Disbursement Programme for Crop Insurance Under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) Kharif 2021 for the State.
Among others, M.Joy Singh, IAS Commissioner (Agriculture MAHUD and Arts & Culture) Govt. of Manipur, Prashant Pandey National Coordinator-Agri Business Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd and Honey Chara, Director Horticulture Department attended the programme.