IFP Editorial: Manipur has been receiving an annual rainfall of 1,467.5 mm, which is higher than the national average. The problem of water scarcity, however, persists due to lack of facilities for harvesting rainwater and destruction of catchment areas.
BKS-MP general secretary Telem Dara said that though agriculture is the backbone of the state's economy, many farmers face various difficulties in carrying out their agricultural activities due to lack of basic needs.
The Congress MP opined that some of those involved in the activities attributing to shortage of urea are high-profile individuals, including from the ruling party.
Questioning where the urea has gone if the farmers are still facing shortages, LOUSAL president Mutum Churamani said the menace of selling urea in the black market has gone unchecked.
The resolution was taken during, ‘The Manipur Farmers Meet’ organised by the Committee at Rup Mahal Theatre Imphal on Tuesday.
Government schemes and initiatives for the farming community in rural India are yet to reach the real beneficiaries in Manipur.
The winter seeds were distributed to farmers in Manipur under the area expansion programme of vegetables of MIDH 2020-21
Manipur farmers' groups held protest rally against the three Farmers Bills that were passed in Parliament recently.
"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.
The site of the damaged crops was inspected by social worker BD Betha Anal along with the locals of the village on Friday.