Last Updated on February 17, 2023 by SPN Editor
Agri Minister Th Biswajit on Friday said that regarding the distribution of fertilizers to farmers at a subsidized rate, there are ample stocks at present and they will be distributed after proper verification to the competent farmers.
Thongam Biswajit concludes that the department has been facing many issues for the past many years and the government is keen on streamlining the loopholes. The government is committed to curbing the issues concerning fertilizers and stringent action will be taken up if there is any misuse of fertilizers during the distribution of fertilizers, he said. He further appealed to the farmers not to mislead the officials while collecting their share of fertilizers.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the District Agriculture Fair at State Mechanised Farm Complex, Lamphelpat, Imphal West on Friday.
The fair is organized by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) in association with District Agriculture Office, Imphal West. The fair seeks to provide a platform for the farmers to showcase their products and give exposure to the marketing of the crops.
He said that the use of new technology in farming will increase the yield and boost the economy of the state. If the rate of production is increased, the state can export the products which in turn will help in developing the country as a whole, he added.
The proposal has been put up to bore as many as 120 tube wells in areas where there is a scarcity of water and these areas will be a model for double cropping. Emphasis will be given to the cultivation of crops like potatoes, mustard, and peas which have demand in the market, he added.
He highlighted the use of nano-fertilizers to enhance farm production and environmental sustainability. Production of organic crops is the need of the hour to have a healthy society, he added.
Biswajit also said that organizing the fair will provide a platform for the farmers to showcase their productivity and exposure to the marketing of the crops. Buyers of Chakhao have come forward and talks are going on for marketing after thorough research of its nutritional value, he said. The state-level crop competition will be revived under a new scheme.