TODAY -

'No retreat till War on Drugs goal achieved'
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, June 10 2022: Chief Minister N Biren has asserted that there is no question of the government retracting from the 'War on Drugs' till the objective has been achieved.

To make the campaign fruitful and inclusive, the CM launched a new scheme called "Cultivation of Horticulture Crops as an Alternative to Poppy Cultivation in Hill Areas" under "War on Drug 2.0" and brand "Manifresh" in a programme organised by the Department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation at its office complex at Sanjenthong.

Speaking on the occasion, N Biren asserted that the government is committed to its War on Drugs Campaign and there would be no question of moving back in its effort to root out drug menace from the state.

Continuing that his government has no enmity with anyone or any community, he said that the campaign was started with the aim to conserve forest areas, to uproot poppy cultivation, drug trafficking and its consumption to ensure a better future for the younger generations.

The chief minister informed that 355 farmers from Kangpokpi, Kamjong and Ukhrul districts, who were earlier depended on poppy cultivation for their livelihood, had been benefited with alternative arrangements under the War on Drugs campaign and also stressed the need of the officials concerned to visit various villages and meet the farmers, making them aware of the ill effects of poppy cultivation and about the initiatives of the government towards providing alternative arrangements for earning their livelihood.

Biren also suggested that officials conduct camps at different places to timely provide saplings and seeds for suitable alternative cropping.

Terming the people's unwavering support to the War on Drugs campaign as a historic movement against drugs, the chief minister assured the farmers not to worry about marketing platform for their produce as the government has provision for buyback of their produce and added that cold storage facilities have also been set up in many places.

Mentioning about the TRIFED initiative which is committed to transform the lives of tribals in India, he informed that more than 400 Self Help Groups have been formed in the state employing around 50,000 tribal women mainly on fruit processing.

Outlets for selling the products have been opened at many places outside the state, he added.

N Biren recalled the early initiatives taken, by Peh village by uprooting the poppy plantation in their areas for which government had rewarded the villagers Rs 10 lakh in cash.

He added that around 130 villagers of Peh had been benefitted under phase-III of "Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region" (MOVCDNER).

The chief minister expressed satisfaction on the people's support to the initiatives taken up by the government and assured that the government would provide all requirements for alternative cropping.

In his speech, Horticulture & Soil conservation minister Letpao Haokip stated that the state government under the supervision of chief minister Biren has started providing saplings of high value and nutritional crop varieties, which is of high demand from outside the state too, as alternative to poppy plantation.

Plantation of such high value crops would be economically more helpful to the farmers, he added.

Continuing that the government would provide saplings and buyback certificates to the farmers, Letpao said that they need not worry about selling their products, addingthat the people would be able to see a significant change in the economy of the state with self-sufficiency.

He appealed to the public to avail the opportunities provided under various welfare programmes of the government.

Later, the chief minister flagged off the vehicles carrying planting materials which would be distributed to farmers of five districts including Chandel, Kamjong, Kangpokpi Tengnoupal and Ukhrul.

Planting materials of ginger, turmeric, large cardamom, low chilling apple, pineapple, Kachai lemon and Tamenglong orange will be distributed to the farmers of the 5 districts in the first phase while winter vegetable seeds will be distributed by October 2022 in the second-phase.

Additional chief secretary (horticulture & soiLconservation) P Vaiphei, horticulture & soil conservation director Honey Chara, Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA) project director K Devadutta Sharma, farmers and other officials also attended the programme.

It may be mentioned that to combat drug menace which has become a social problem, the state government has taken multi-pronged approach through inter departmental efforts to provide alternative livelihood to poppy cultivators with a sustainable integrated farming system.

An amount of Rs 400 lakh is earmarked for the year 2022-23 for implementing the alternative livelihood to poppy cultivators.

An Annual Action Plan with different components is also prepared for implementation with a target of 500 farmers covering about 500 acres in the districts of Chandel, Kamjong, Kangpokpi, Ukhrul and Tengnoupal.

"Manifresh" is derived from the words 'Manipur & fresh' horticulture products of the state.

The produces include both fresh and processed horticulture products.

The logo and brand has been launched to bring the entrepreneurs under a common platform and banner through brand building initiative.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




HEADLINES - 11, JUN 2022
  • No intention to single out any community: Biren
  • Agri Minister promises Urea at Rs 267
  • Arambam Samarendra remembered
  • Mob attacks rape accused
  • IED found in front of pharmacy
  • Meet deliberates SCERT curriculum
  • CM launches 'alternative' to poppy plantation
  • Drivers warn of bandh
  • No new case
  • Encroachers evicted
  • Arambam Samarendra remembered
  • E-bike 'Komaki Ranger' launched
  • 5 day State level Science, Mathematics, Environment exhibition commences
  • Loans provided to widowed handloom weavers of Langthabal AC
  • National conference on Humanities and Social Sciences kicks off
  • Free health check-up camp held
  • LDA Chairman visits forest areas of Tokpa Khul
  • Blood donation camp held
  • 8 years of BJP-led Central Government celebrated
  • Harinagar residents warn of agitation if road not repaired
  • Court postpones judgment order
  • Summer vegetable seeds distributed
  • Anti-drug drive not against any community: CM
  • It's 'plum season' again in Ukhrul
  • MLA doubts competence of IMC Mayor, probe panel
  • Govt notifies transfer-posting policy
  • Bomb planted at pharmacy; NRFM claims, clarifies
  • "Samarendra's life story will help bring unity"
  • Curriculum and syllabus committee meeting held
  • MU in soup over recruitment in NSS Dept
  • Health Sanitation and Nutrition Day held
  • Protest over eviction halts traffic at NH102
  • Minister Biswajit launches DBT scheme for farmers
  • Govt accountable for fertiliser shortage: Sotinkumar
  • Pre-recruitment training, security meet conducted
  • LDA chairman surveys Tokpa village forest
  • Bodies dismiss charge; MNC condemns assault
  • State level exhibition commences
  • Lectures, yoga session conducted
  • Union minister meets eminent citizens
  • Award winning directors, producers feted
  • Two held, stolen vehicles recovered
  • E-bike Komaki Ranger' launched
  • Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences begins
  • MLA distributes interest-free loan to weavers
  • CRPF organises blood donation camp
  • 8-year feats of BJP Govt highlighted
  • Rape accused jailed amid protest at court gate
  • Career guidance programme on Jun 12
  • Jiri remembers Arambam Samarendra
  • LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Birth Centenary of Jananeta Irabat, 1996 : #11
  • Violence in Manipur 2023-2024 : Timeline
  • SoO pact towards disintegration of Manipur
  • Logical curriculum is the need of the hour
  • Prodigal Ambani shaadi
  • Marks Vs Skills in today's world
  • Taking ST demand to the Assembly
  • Good intention, bad action
  • My daily prayer to Modi Bhagwan
  • Voting & Development : A new strategy
  • More infection-prevention options but...
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Sekmaijin
  • Job Openings at SAS Skills, Imphal
  • The Power of Poppy - 40 :: Poem
  • Manipur Kanba Khongchat #3 : Gallery
  • Compassion, empathy can restore peace
  • Totomsana Nongshaba to be inaugurated
  • Putting people first means following Gandhi
  • Assessment of cage culture on Maphou
  • Hotspots of trouble in North East India
  • Seeking a date with PM Modi
  • Puja Khedkar case: Opening the can of worm
  • Re-Interpretation of Subika Art of Manipur
  • International Day of Yoga #2 : Gallery
  • India refugee policy: Rohingyas Vs Chin-Kuki
  • Haats (Weekly Markets) of Guwahati
  • Shillong gears up to host Durand Cup
  • Lip care during Monsoon
  • Gaikhangam in his elements, again
  • The death of a Chiru man
  • Anti-Repression Day @ MDU #1 : Gallery
  • You are wrong, but it's okay
  • Growing call for 100-100-100 to end AIDS
  • Pelvis as the body's emotional junk drawer!
  • World Youth Skills Day & our environment
  • Insanity at its worst
  • 55 kms per day on Imphal-Jiri stretch
  • Justice Kotiswar: First among equals
  • Kang Chingba @Govindajee #2 : Gallery
  • Introducing Thang-Ta in school curriculum
  • N Kotiswar - Judge Supreme Court of India
  • Meitei Professors' Invention Patent [Upd]
  • Boeing crisis hits India, air fares to shoot up
  • Scholarship: Rs 4 crore for civil service
  • Out on the streets against extortions
  • Mandate against party-hopping
  • Birth Centenary of Jananeta Irabat, 1996 : #10
  • Bamboo Bio-toilets at Champu Kangpok
  • Decarbonisation for human survival
  • Book Release to promote physical education
  • "ST status for Meetei" @ Langmeidong
  • Condemns the Killing of CRPF Jawan
  • Rahul Ji, let us talk solution
  • Targeting Central security personnel
  • The monster outgrowing its creator
  • Aftermath of Imphal Flooding #2 : Gallery
  • World Plastic Surgery Day 2024
  • A new front of 'power politics' in Nagaland
  • 2nd Meghalaya Pineapple Fest at Delhi
  • Super 20 batch for UPSC 2025 announced
  • Why is PM not meeting Manipur leaders ?
  • Justice to displaced people
  • Imphal Art College Exhibition #1 : Gallery
  • Scholarship for Johnstone Hr Sec given
  • Will #PutPeopleFirst drive HIV response?
  • Open Letter to Amit Shah, Home Minister
  • The Power of Poppy - 39 :: Poem
  • World Population Day 2024
  • Beating of the Retreat #3 : Gallery
  • Liar's lair :: Poem
  • The Richest Man in Imphal
  • Gamcha, the Assamese Scarf
  • Meghalaya Govt launches OTT platform
  • Comprehensive Coverage in NE Telecom
  • Battered and tattered roads
  • Let there be transparency
  • Kanglei Thokpa @ Sagol Kangjei : Gallery
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2024 #3: Gallery
  • Historic Premiere: 'Chilli Chicken' at Manipur
  • Effective Unified Command for Resolution
  • Music & Quiz: Drug Abuse amongst youth
  • Visionless and headless DMU
  • When is the right time & situation for PM visit
  • Descent of Radha-Krishna #37: Download
  • Inspirations from Scientists of Manipur: Book
  • Manipur crisis: Treat the disease, not symptom
  • 133rd Durand Cup Trophies Flags Off
  • NEET droppers vs freshers
  • Death : Only future to look at ?
  • Mental health of displaced people
  • Aftermath of Imphal Flooding #1 : Gallery
  • When was the last time we smiled ?
  • Appeal to Stop Unbearable Monetary Demand
  • 'Oppenheimer' links with Supreme Science
  • 'Preventing from holding a press conference'
  • Travel tips during Monsoon
  • Look at it via ground reality
  • Making the 'Balak Buddhi' wiser
  • Kang Chingba @Govindajee #1 : Gallery
  • Release Ebo Mili & Stop large dams in ArP
  • Rainforests are the lungs of Earth
  • Education suffering from political interference
  • Inflated bill main vote plank, law dont cut graft
  • From the Lok Sabha to Manipur
  • Third visit of Rahul
  • Birth Centenary of Jananeta Irabat, 1996 : #9
  • International Day of Yoga #1 : Gallery
  • Lord Jagannatha's processional chariot fest
  • World Zoonoses Day 2024
  • PM 'bola' in Parliament
  • Acknowledging the stand of UNC
  • Embracing tree plantation as a new trend
  • 17th N Tombi Equestrian C'ships #2 : Gallery
  • The spirit & the creed of the Olympics
  • Kang Chingba (Rath Yatra) : Book
  • 'Economic blockade: Rumors baseless'
  • The Power of Poppy - 38 :: Poem
  • Balancing children's academic performance
  • Imphal flooded (again) [Jul 3] #2 : Gallery
  • Covid, Ngari, Yu and Loktak
  • Rural people struggling with network problem
  • English certificate courses for BA student
  • 6th July is International Day of Cooperatives
  • Clogging the waterways with plastics
  • Diverting public attention from core issues
  • Manipur Kanba Khongchat #2 : Gallery
  • Gateway of Assam
  • Integrating GIS & EWS for flood management
  • The Dopamine overdose
  • Free workshop on civil service exams
  • Bucket of cold water after a hot shower
  • Breaking the silence
  • Imphal flooded (again) [Jul 3] #1 : Gallery
  • Embracing 'Sharra - Kashar-ot'
  • Drug abuse & illicit trafficking in Manipur
  • Nudity being served to increase followers
  • Record high temperature
  • Bangladesh FM Hasan Mahmud's Riyadh visit
  • Indigenous call for NRC
  • Come home to the electorates
  • Meiteis must unite for survival
  • Flood advisories issued
  • State & District Control Rooms
  • Green Hydrogen for a clean environment
  • Need for an Emergency
  • Monsoons beauty
  • Calling out the indifference of Delhi
  • Questioning the silence with a roar
  • Birth Centenary of Jananeta Irabat, 1996 : #8
  • Problem & prospect of floriculture in Manipur
  • WomenLeaders India Fellowship 2024-25
  • Naga Peace Talks and Narasimha Rao
  • Arunachal Minister visits Oil Palm @Godavari
  • Clear cut stand from the Nagas
  • Crisis resolution in 100-day plan ?
  • Great June Uprising @Kekrupat #2 : Gallery
  • Manipur: A battleground of imperial geopolitics
  • Wangkhem Suresh @ Higher Defence Course
  • Shoppers Stop's 1st Store in Dimapur
  • Stop razing rail station, divert 25k Cr to Signal
  • Has Imphal completely lost the plot ?
  • Time to take responsibility
  • Tarpon chaklen katpa @ Andro #3 : Gallery
  • July Calendar for Year 2024 : Tools
  • Letter to Prime Minister of India
  • International Day of Parliamentarism
  • Skill Development Course at Lumshnong
  • The Power of Poppy - 37 :: Poem
  • Radio E-pao: Manipuri Film OST (130+ song)
  • Manipur Kanba Khongchat #1 : Gallery
  • Multiple Openings @ JCRE Solutions
  • Our mass addiction to predicting future
  • Bonsai - A play with another aspect : Review
  • Timely diagnosis to stop misuse of medicines
  • Impactful tool- Instagram marketing strategy
  • Essence of the June 28 rally
  • Birds of the same feather
  • Scientist of Manipur: Satyendra Thoudam
  • Education and the fate of Manipur
  • Centre not mind talking to Kitovi or Alezo
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Nambol
  • Why Bangladesh urge military diplomacy
  • MoU : Assam Don Bosco Univ with Cambridge
  • Understanding beyond the coup
  • Donning the role of LoP
  • Rally @ Jiribam [June 26] : Gallery
  • Umananda Island- World smallest river island
  • Breaking the impasse
  • Fantasies of a sinister childhood
  • Program: developing women entrepreneurship
  • Microlearning is impacting talent acquisition
  • Looking for the way forward
  • The message
  • Moirangthem Robi - Mr Universe India 2022
  • Parthenium Menace in Indo-Myanmar : Book
  • Respect & recognise domestic worker
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Hiyanglam
  • One test not for India
  • Include tomatoes in your skincare routine
  • Raising ST call a notch or two higher
  • United in grief, but...
  • Panthoibi Phijol Hongba @Mandalay : Gallery
  • Indo-Naga Talks (From 2012) :: Timeline
  • Great June Uprising @Kekrupat #1 : Gallery
  • Ema Panthoibi Phijol Hongba at Mandalay
  • Ibudhou Cheng Hongba #1 : Gallery
  • Ima Keithel flood- May 30 #3 : Gallery
  • Aid to relief camps @ Jiribam : Gallery
  • Bike Rally - Sekmai to Kangla : Gallery
  • Ima Keithel flood- May 30 #2 : Gallery
  • Scientist of Manipur: Laishram Shanta
  • Imphal valley districts flooded #3 : Gallery
  • Ima Keithel flood- May 30 #1 : Gallery
  • Imphal valley districts flooded #2 : Gallery
  • Imphal valley districts flooded #1 : Gallery
  • HSLC (Class X) 2024 : Full Result
  • HSLC 2024 : Important Info & Grading System
  • HSLC 2024 : Pass % : Private Schools
  • HSLC 2024 : Pass % : Aided Schools
  • HSLC 2024 : Pass % : Govt Schools
  • HSLC 2024 : Statistical Abstract
  • HSLC 2024 : Comparative Statement
  • Scientist of Manipur: Jayanta Manoharmayum
  • Scientist of Manipur: Amom Ruhikanta
  • Preserving Thang-Ta :: Rare Photos
  • Malemnganbi Laishram : Science Topper
  • Thokchom Sheityajit : Arts Topper
  • Aiena Naorem : Commerce Topper
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024 : Science Topper
  • HSE 2024 : Subject Pass Percentage
  • HSE 2024 : District Pass Percentage
  • HSE 2024 : Candidates with Highest Marks
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024: Science Full Result
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024: Arts Full Result
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024: Commerce Result
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024 : Arts Topper
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024 : Commerce Topper
  • Nupi Landa Thaunaphabishing : Full Book
  • A ferocious hailstorm @Imphal : Gallery
  • Scientists of Manipur : Ngangkham Nimai
  • GHOST of PEACE :: Download Booklet
  • List of Kings of Manipur: 33 - 1984 AD