UPF Chanung Local Council N Thoiba stated that owing to the scarcity of irrigation water, farmers will not be able to harvest the crop.
'The incident was like killing the soul of the farmers'.
The five-day long training cum demonstration on post harvest management and value addition of fruits and vegetables commenced on September 10.
The Community Development Society is on an exposure trip to Lungthul, Kaihlam, Mualnuam and Sinzawl village in Churachandpur.
Minister Lukhoi clarifies delay in fertilisers distribution due to adoption of POS
The state government should disclose the amount of urea used in poppy cultivation in the said inquiry report, LOUSAL stated.
UCM provided relief items to the locals of Lamding Khumanthem leikai, Thoubal.
Social worker Keithellakpam Ronen Singh provided 30 nags of urea fertilisers free of cost to villagers of Chanung in Khundrakpam where there are many COVID-19 positive cases.
MPCC member Deben said that as most of the farmers in the valley areas are tenants, they face inconvenience while producing documents of the paddy fields to avail the fertilisers
Farmers of Imphal East area, particularly the villagers of Haraorou, Tangkham and Sambei have been suffering due to improper irrigation systems.
As many as 1,695 bags of fertilisers were handed over on Monday to recognised farmers.
The farmers in Kumbi took out a protest rally and said the state would face food insecurity in the future if the state government continues to neglect the farmers.
There is hardly any sign of any initiative taken up by the state government for the farmers, the IPSA said.
The Lamlai Mapari Thougal Lup said that farmers in Lamlai have been facing a tough time in carrying out agricultural activities due to scanty rainfall.
More organisations condemn CM Biren's statement, demand apology
How damaging the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic turn out to be for food security, nutrition and the livelihood of farmers, fishers and others working along the food supply chain will depend in large part on policy response over the short, medium and the long terms.
Police found 20 ‘super bags’ from one shop while 24 potash bags and five diamond bags were found from another shop during a search operation.
The season for planting of seeds and transplanting paddy has begun, but the government apathy and unconcern is such that the farmers are not getting fertilizers, despite waiting in long queues at the distribution centres, NEFIS said..
Paddy fields are drying out and households running behind the sowing season due to the late monsoon this year.
All district agriculture officers and fertiliser inspectors are directed to submit their inspection or verification report of their respective district relating to the reported sale of Urea Fertilizer at a higher price, the Directorate of Agriculture, Manipur stated.
The Manipuri Students Federation (MSF) also appealed to the district agriculture officer for timely release of the fertilisers allocated for the farmers.
Asking the farmers of Kakching to procure urea from district agriculture office, Thoubal will only compound the difficulties of the farmers with increased risks of mass COVID infections, Joint Non-Government Voluntary Organisation (JNGVO), Kakching stated
Taking serious note of the plight of farmers in Manipur, the MSF said it will look into the price hike of essential items required for farming and agricultural activities.
Without proper agricultural productivity, the state will undergo food scarcity in the coming days, IPAK stated.
IFP Editorial: MOMA has been running around buying up vegetables from farmers in the state. But, it is not simply enough to cut the large-scale losses faced by the farmers. The time has come for agriculture and allied departments to put their heads together to work out a solution.
The distribution of free certified HYV paddy seeds was held at Agriculture Godown at Lamphelpat under the programme, ‘Enhancement of Rice Production in the State’. farmers can procure these free Certified HVY Paddy seeds through the concerned DAOs.
Heirok Assembly Constituency MLA Thokchom Radheshyam launched the Loubuk Maikei Panglashi Mission for the farmers in his constituency with the aim to rejuvenate all the main canals of paddy fields in the constituency.
As per official data, in all, 24,745 farmers from Tamenglong district of Manipur have so far registered for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme. Of it, 23,464 farmers have received monetary benefits of the scheme as of date.
MOMA bought lychees and papayas from farmers of Jiribam and Kangu Chingjin, Imphal East district.
Fertilizers will be made available to farmers in time provided no unwanted issues occur on the national highways, Agriculture Minister O Lukhoi said.
Skill Development Training programme on Microbial Inoculant in Horticulture Crops was organised on Friday at the training hall of KVK Bishnupur.
Although the Saturday chakka jam ended peacefully, the government is taking no chances and has beefed up security along Delhi borders to prevent any untoward incident.
The Prime Minister said that the new Budget carries the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and inclusion of every citizen and section.
As many as 25 criminal cases have been registered in connection with the violence, Delhi police said.
CPI observed it's 96th foundation day on Saturday in Imphal.
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.
Although the nationwide shutdown called by the farmers' unions hit Assam, it failed to evoke response in most of the NE states.
“As many farmers have started focussing on organic farming it is important to know the quality of soil,” Ranjan said while inaugurating a Soil Organic Carbon Testing Laboratory (SOCT-Lab) at Kwakeithel Awang Thiyam Leikai in Imphal West.
Suffering water scarcity and reduced crop cultivation, farmers cite construction of dam, deforestation at catchment areas, and quarrying among others as the main cause for the drying up of the river.
MLA and advisor to CM, Sapam Ranjan said setting up of cold storage would be completed soon in order to preserve perishable agricultural products.
The winter seeds included seeds of peas, tomato, French bean, onion and watermelon.
The government has completely sidelined the difficulties and challenges faced by the people, the MLL said.
IFM secretary general Gopen Luwang said farmers are facing natural calamities.
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.
Legislations such as the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion of Facilitation) Bill and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, will destroy Indian agriculture and the farmers, the Left said.
"Damage of paddies amid COVID-19 outbreak has hit hard especially the economically deprived people," All Manipur Progressive Farmers' Association secretary general W Inao stated.
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 in Manipur have been using glyphosate-based weedicide to “kill unwanted weeds” without using any precautionary measures.
The Central government has sanctioned Rs1000 crore sanctioned to over 2,280 farmer societies under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund
With the market places closed due to the lockdown and curfew imposed in the state, tonnes of vegetables are reportedly decaying and farmers have no option but to dispose of their produce instead of selling them.
“I am a farmer's son. I grew up working at the paddy fields and I know exactly how much farmers struggle," the minister said.
The Manipur Organic Mission Agency (MOMA), which started the export of organic pineapples in 2018, has set a total target quantity of 220 MT to be exported for the year 2020. This year's first shipment of locally grown queen pineapples was flagged off by CM Biren on Sunday.
Farmers were not all aware of the adverse impact of glyphosate on the soil and health of human beings.
Farmers have appealed to Chief Minister N Biren to address the problem.
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.
Government officials are following the behaviour of the colonial rulers and have joined the race to loot what rightly belongs to the public.