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Winter seeds distributed to farmers
Source: The Sangai Express / DIPR

Imphal, October 24 2018: Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department today distributed winter seeds/rabi crops to the selected farmers from the various districts under the Mission for Integrated Development 01 Horticulture (MIDH) scheme at the Khonghampat training hall, Khonghampat, Imphal West.

Selected fanners from various districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, Churachandpur, Tengnoupal, Senapati, Ukhrul, Thoubal and Bishnupur were distributed winter crops at the function.

Speaking as the chief guest of the function, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar said the department under the leadership of the Chief Minister N Biren Singh is working hard so that the State becomes self-sufficient on food.

He said full cooperation from the various stakeholders is needed for the success of the mission.

He advised the experts and the officials of the Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department to give proper training to the farmers using modern methods in order to increase the crop yield.

He also appealed the farmers to properly follow the instructions of the experts/officials to properly grow the seeds/ vegetables.

Advising the farmers to work with sincerity, he promised them full support from the State Government.

The Minister further opined that if the people of the State start growing herbs and other vegetables including tomatoes and onions than the State will be less dependent on other States and it can promote healthy lifestyle.

He said the State Government is aware about the problems faced by the farmers and is committed to help them for their welfare.

He appealed the farmers to cooperate with the department in order to successfully carry out the various policies and programmes thereby enhancing their (farmers') growth.

JC Ramthanga, Principal Secretary (Horticulture and Soil Conservation) said that the State Government is fully aware of the hardships of the farmers of the State and that is why it has taken steps under department's various schemes like Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA), Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCDNER) among others.

He said the distribution of seeds is a part of the steps taken up for the welfare of the farmers.

He advised the farmers to work with sincerity and cooperate with the department.

Laishram Bobby Devi, Zilla Parishad member, Potsangbam, officers of Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department including Director K Kipgen, N Premananda Singh, Mission Director, MIDH, M Nabachandra Singh, AAO (MIDH), officials from various districts, farmers from various districts and locals attended the function.


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