Amit Shah interacts with CMs, ministers on Natural Farming and Digital Agriculture
Koide village, Oct. 6 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Sigh attended a video conference chaired by Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah on Natural Farming and Digital Agriculture from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat office in Imphal on Thursday.
Presenting his speech during the conference, Biren Singh highlighted the steps taken up by the state and the progress made regarding natural farming and digital agriculture.
Biren Singh highlighted that the state has already initiated the process of digitisation of agriculture.
He said that the preparation to start the Agriculture Census of 2021-22 is completed and it will be initiated at the earliest, while adding that the door to door enquiry will be conducted using tablets/smart phones to collect all relevant information of farmers with a target to complete this December.
Considering the ill effects of the chemical fertilisers, he said, ‘we are encouraging natural and organic farming’, while adding that locations where cattle are utilized in farming have been identified at four districts to set up Gobar-Dhan plants on pilot basis.
Gobar-Dhan plant is a solid waste based plant with the concept of ‘waste to wealth’ innovation and it is in line with the Swachh Bharat Mission.
N Biren Singh was accompanied by Agriculture Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh, Horticulture & Soil Conservation Minister Letpao Haokip, Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary P Vaiphei, Commissioner (Agriculture) M Joy Singh, officials of both Agriculture and Horticulture and Soil Conservation departments.
Following brief speeches from the participating chief ministers and state agriculture minister, the video conference concluded with an address from the Union Home Minister.
The video conference was also attended by Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, chief ministers and Agriculture ministers of different states.