Chandel, Sept.25: With an objective to encourage wheat cultivation in the district, United Tribal Development Project (UTDP), Chandonpokpi, Phaipi, Chandel District, Manipur has organized “3rd Wheat Harvest Festival cup Mass Campaign on Climate Change” today at Chandel District’s Chandonpokpi, Phaipi Community Hall.
Sh. Manglem Monshang Member of ADC Chandel, Th.Hopeson Chothe Member of ADC Chandel and Y.Shyam, District Agriculture Officer (DAO), Chandel attended as Chief guest, Guest of honour and President respectively.
While deliberating the key note address of the festival, Romio Yuhlung General Secretary UTDP said that the state is facing shortage of agricultural products and the rice produced is not sufficient for cater the need of the people. Wheat, which is favourable with the climatic condition of the state, can solve the problem of food shortage by increasing production level of it.
As part of the festival, awards were also distributed to wheat growers who produced the largest quantity of the cereal grain.
Ashokumar Chothe of Purum Chumbang Village and Ch.Dewanso Aimol of Unapal Village were awarded a cash for being the first and second largest wheat producers. Third largest wheat producer Kh Rengshot Chothe of Chandonpokpi was awarded a cash prize.