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CM hails farmers, agricultural scientists
Source: Chronicle News Service / DIPR

Imphal, June 09 2021: Chief minister N Biren Singh has commended the contributions of both the farmers and the agricultural scientists of the country for their tireless efforts and relentless endeavour to increase production of food-grains.

Virtually attending distribution function of agricultural inputs like seeds, equipment, farm machineries, biofloc, etc, by Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal on Wednesday as the chief guest from his Secretariat office, N Biren stated that countries across the world and sectors across economies continue to reel under the adverse effects of the pandemic.

However, in spite of the ongoing pandemic it is very heartening to learn that production of major crops for year 2020-21 in India, as per the second advance estimates, revealed a record production of 303.34 million tonne of food grains, the chief minister said.

N Biren added that it clearly outlines the tireless hard work and resilience of farmers, agricultural scientists, and farmer-friendly policies of the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said that agriculture in India continues to be the main source of livelihood for more than half of Indians.

However, farmers continue to face fundamental issues related to lack of information on farm inputs, unorganised credit, and absence of market linkages.

In addition, the farmers of the North East region, being in a landlocked region with difficult terrain, faces unique challenges.

These challenges also give way to huge untapped opportunities for innovation and technology in the sector, the CM observed.

Maintaining that all-round agricultural reforms would benefit the country in the long run, he pointed out that emerging technologies would play a vital role in ensuring sustainability of the sector and empowering farmers.

New technologies can empower farmers with real-time demand forecasting, price forecasting, moisture and nutrient levels of soil, he said and added that it can also provide sowing advisories to help farmers make right crop and seed choices.

All these can ensure enhanced farm productivity and increased earnings, N Biren Singh stated while adding that online marketplaces like e-Mandis would also empower farmers.

However, success of digital transformation in Indian agriculture would depend significantly on effective dissemination of information and inputs to farmers, he noted.

In this regard, N Biren said that, Wednesday's programme would go a long way towards bringing about awareness for such a transformation in the NE region.

He also lauded the varsity staff for voluntarily contributing one day salary to support the farmers of NE region with technology products during these difficult times.

The chief minister also expressed hope that the CAU would continue its exemplary contributions to agricultural and allied technical education in the region and the country.

He also congratulated vice-chancellor Dr Anupam Mishra and his team for their hard work and for organising the event.

During his speech, he also prayed for those who had been affected by the pandemic and wished one and all for best health and requested everyone to stay safe and maintain SOPs.

The inputs were distributed to the farmers of North East states through 13 constituent colleges of the varsity located in different parts of the region.

The virtual function, 'Community Empowerment Programme Through Technology Products' was also joined from Itanagar by Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu as the guest of honour, MP Agatha Sangma from Tura, MPs Dr RK Ranjan and Dr Lorho S Pfoze from Imphal, Tripura education minister Ratan Lal Nath from Agartala, Mizoram veterinary minister Dr K Beichhua from Aizawl and CAU vice-chancellor Dr Anupam Mishra from varsity complex, Imphal.

In all, 1979 farmers from Manipur were benefitted in Wednesday's function.

Rice, ground nut, soya bean, hybrid maize and fodder maize seeds were distributed to 1890 farmers.

On the other hand, mini rice mills were handed over to nine farmers, kitchen grinder juicers to 20 farmers, sprayers to 35 farmers and biofloc units to 25 farmers.


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