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2nd Wheat Harvest Festival held

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Thoubal, July 21: United Tribal Development Project (UTDP), Chandonpokpi, Phaipi, Chandel District, Manipur has organized 2nd Wheat Harvest Festival today at Chandel District’s Chandonpokpi, Phaipi Community Hall.
T. Panmei (IAS) Commissioner TD, Hills and Horticulture & Soil conservation, Govt.  of Manipur attended the festival as chief guest, while S. Sambhunath, Additional Deputy commissioner (ADC), Chandel and Th. Hopson (Rtd. MCS), Member ADC Chandel attended as president and guest of honour respectively.
While deliberating the key note address of the festival, Y. Romio, 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.
Stating that UTDP has initiated wheat cultivation to help in mitigating food scarcity in the state, the secretary of UTDP also appealed all to work hard in order to increase the production level of agricultural products in the state and to
As part of the festival, awards were also distributed to wheat growers who produced the largest quantity of the cereal grain.
T. Panmei in his chief guest speech said that the government would extend all possible help to wheat growers in the state to enable them to produce more.
Production of wheat would also increase the income of the farmers in the state. The grain is a healthy food and can even substitute the consumption of rice in Manipur, he added.

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