In the present light of the doubling of farmers’ income by 2022, policy makers are concerned over whether Manipur will achieve the target amid several prevailing issues.
As the world population increases, more efforts should be made so that all who are suffering from hunger and malnutrition have accesses to nutritious food.
The farmers in India are not getting their dues from the sugar mill owners as they have surplus sugar stock. To address this concern, the Government is facilitating the evacuation of surplus sugar stock.
Manipur Agriculture Minister O Lukhoi announced the annual achievements made by the department with support from various farmers of Manipur.
The training programme was held under the topic "GAP, GCAP and Primary Processing of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants"
Although agriculture is the mainstay of the state, farmers are facing several issues which resulted out of environment degradation, impact of climate change and impact of several new policies in the state.
‘Laotai-Baantaek Ngai’ was celebrated traditionally every year as winter sets in by the Rongmei Naga tribe about 30 years ago to encourage farmers for a good harvest.
Plants from seeds transported from Kashmir are now flowering at Yangyang in Southern Sikkim.
Oil palm cultivation is not suitable in high altitudes, says the Agriculture director, Manipur, to the 'Imphal Free Press'.
Farmers will now have freedom for direct marketing of their produce, says Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
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.
Farmers have appealed to Chief Minister N Biren to address the problem.
The judgment was passed in connection with the PIL filed by social activist Th Premlata on non-supply of the entitled quantities of food grains from the month of December 2019 till date to the beneficiaries.
The United People’s Front (UPF) stated that the practice of giving a bag of fertilizer to the farmers with farmer cards or farm documents should be dropped immediately.
Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar called upon scientists to contribute in increasing agricultural production and mitigate difficulties.
The Meghalaya government has written to the Centre seeking change in criterai for farmers to avail the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme which was made effective in 2018.
The range of policies targeting land and resources of Manipur will unleash impact on the livelihood and survival of the farmers.
Private companies have been disposed to reconsider domestic agricultural resources as alternative materials for manufacturing processes.