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AMWJU commended for promoting organic farming awareness during media sensitization programme

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AMWJU commended for promoting organic farming awareness during media sensitization programme

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Imphal, May 15:

Horticulture Department of Manipur has commended the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) for its role in promoting awareness about organic farming practices during a Two-day Media Sensitization Programme on Horticulture Schemes. The event has been held in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee Celebration of AMWJU and Manipur Press Club (MPC), was organized by AMWJU under the auspices of the Directorate of Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Government of Manipur. It took place today at Loktak Hall of the Press Club.
In the first session, Dr. I. M Singh, Principal Scientist at ICAR, NE Region Centre, Imphal, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. K Debadutta Sharma, Director of Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Government of Manipur, attended as the Guest of Honour. Bijoy Kakchingtabm, President of AMWJU, presided over the event.
During his address, Dr. I. M Singh emphasized the crucial role of horticulture and agriculture in boosting Manipur’s economy, advocating for the prioritization of organic farming for economic development.
K Debadutta Sharma highlighted AMWJU’s proactive efforts in advocating for organic farming practices across Manipur, praising the union for its successful campaigns that have raised awareness among people of all ages. Sharma pointed out that there are now more than forty thousand organic farmers in the state and emphasized the importance of prioritizing food safety awareness in the media.
In the second session of the first day, MOMA Director Donal Soubam spoke about the Role of Manipur Organic Mission Agency in Agriculture Development in Manipur. This initiative aims to provide opportunities for marketing and includes various schemes such as providing financial assistance, distributing seeds and rhizomes to farmers, and facilitating linkages to markets.
The first day facilitated dialogue and collaboration between the media fraternity and the horticulture sector, fostering greater understanding and cooperation towards promoting sustainable agricultural practices in Manipur. Participants expressed optimism about the future of organic farming in the state, recognizing its importance in enhancing food security, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity.
On the second day of the workshop, participants will visit Thayon and Thanaran Tangkhul Village Ngarian in the Imphal East district for interactions with farmers on May 17.

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