Standing crops (rice) were destroyed by the Airport Authority of India and the Manipur police on September 9, 10 and 11, 2020 at Ningombam village, Imphal West.
Rice scarcity seems inevitable in the near future and the farmers are spending sleepless nights due to the issue.
During this COVID-19 lockdown, the state government allowed cultivation of crops, but farmers continue to suffer due to the unusual weather temperature and unpredictable rainfalls.
Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee Co-opted member Achoibam Deben along with members of Lamlai Kendra Development Committee visited the paddy fields of Lamlai assembly constituency that have been affected by insects.
The pesticides which have fallen on flowers and plants are collected along with the pollen and nectars by the bees... This could result in the slow death of the bees.