Two day farmers’ fair cum exhibition organised in Manipur
Imphal, March 27 (EMN): Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar Singh on Monday inaugurated a two-day Farmers’ Fair cum Exhibition at ICAR complex, Lamphelpat. The event is being organised by ICAR-KVKs Chandel, Churachandpur, Imphal West, Tamenglong and Ukhrul in collaboration with ICAR-RC for NEH Region, Manipur Centre under the sponsorship of TSP, ICAR-RC for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya. Speaking at the function, Dy CM Y. Joykumar stressed the need to make agriculture an organised sector through participatory approach in order to enhance production.
Highlighting that majority of the population is dependent on agriculture and allied activities for livelihood sustenance; he emphasized the need to promote agro-based industries in the State so as to improve the overall economy of the State. The Dy CM also assured the possible assistance to the endeavours of ICAR and CAU towards promotion of agriculture sector in the State.
The inaugural session was attended amongst others by Prof. M. Premjit Singh, Vice-Chancellor, CAU, Imphal; Prof. Srinivas Murty, Director of Research, CAU, Imphal and Dr N Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre as the dignitaries.
Other dignitaries who spoke on the occasion also emphasized the need to improve irrigation, quality planting materials, to promote organic farming and integrated farming for overall improvement of productivity.
Other highlights of the inaugural day included presentation of critical farming inputs to selected farmers of the five districts — Chandel, Churachandpur, Imphal West,Tamenglong and Ukhrul — and farmers-scientists’ interaction. Besides attending the event, farmers from different parts of the State put up various agri-products on display at the exhibition.