A one-day training programme for farmers on the theme “Rejuvenation of Farmers Economy and Distribution of Urea and Rabi Crops was organised by United Committee Manipur (UCM) under the aegis of Agriculture Department at Keithelmanbi in Imphal West on Sunday.
Yarou Bomdiyar Zilla Parishad member Samom Manglembi Devi, UCM President K Joychandra Singh, Moidangpok GP Pradhan Laishram Keinaton Devi, District Agriculture Officer, Imphal west S Kenedy and K Lakpati Singh were the chief guest, functional president and guests of honor respectively.
K Joychandra said that Manipur receives plenty of rains annually. The experts say that the annual rainfall rate in the state is very high, he mentioned. But the farmers here frequently face artificial drought due to the negligence on the part of the Minor Irrigation Department, he added.
The authority should take up measures to resolve the long time artificial drought issue, he demanded.
Joychandra said another issue of farmers in Manipur is scarcity of fertilizer. He appealed to the authorities to find a solution to it.
Agriculture officers Th Tomba Singh and Kh Nimaichand Singh spoke as resource persons during the workshop. A number of local farmers took part in the workshop.
Similar training programme for farmers was also conducted by UCM under the theme “Rejuvenation of Farm Economy” on Thursday at Yaingangpokpi Community Hall. The training was held in association with the Agriculture department.
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 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, UCM President, K Joychandra 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 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.