Exclusive: According to official reports, the state is facing rainfall deficit of nearly 64 per cent that makes most of the farmers wait to sow their paddy.
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.
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.
During the awareness programme, emphasis was given on soil solarisation, crop rotation, deep summer ploughing, planting of marigold, mustard and use of bio-control agents.
Manipur Agriculture Minister O Lukhoi announced the annual achievements made by the department with support from various farmers of Manipur.
MLA and advisor to CM, Sapam Ranjan said setting up of cold storage would be completed soon in order to preserve perishable agricultural products.
Farmers will now have freedom for direct marketing of their produce, says Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
The Central government has sanctioned Rs1000 crore sanctioned to over 2,280 farmer societies under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund
“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.