Home » CM inaugurates plant health clinic

CM inaugurates plant health clinic

by IT Web Admin
0 comment 2 minutes read

IT News
Imphal, June 8:

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated a Plant Health Clinic at the Directorate of Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Sanjenthong, Imphal today.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that the economic growth of the state lies in the growth of sectors like agriculture, horticulture and MSME. Appreciating the officials of the Horticulture department, Chief Minister said that it is indeed an encouraging initiative taken up by the department to set up such plant clinic which would provide plant health diagnostic services to farmers. He advised the officials of the department to conduct awareness campaigns about such clinic among the farmers.
The Chief Minister maintained that in this hour of the pandemic COVID-19, the state government has decided to give more emphasis on agriculture and horticulture sectors in the State. He informed that in this regard, the state government has formed a Task Force to boost the horticulture and agriculture sectors. He mentioned that the priority of the government is to make Manipur a self sufficient and self reliant region. The Government has taken up all the necessary steps in this regard, he added.
N. Biren Singh informed that most of the indigenous crops and fruits are disappearing due to the lack of scientific research and practices. We should try to avoid the usage of chemical fertilizers during cultivation of crops, he added. He hinted that many unknown diseases might have occurred due to the usage of toxic chemicals and fertilizers.
Mentioning about the COVID-19 cases in the State, Chief Minister said that we have to learn to live with the virus. He appealed to the people to wear face masks, hand sanitizers and maintain social distancing. Strongly condemning the act of the inmates residing at Waikhom Mani Girls College quarantine centre, Thoubal for vandalizing college properties yesterday, Chief Minister asked the parents of the inmates of quarantine centers to advise their wards to maintain discipline, co-operation and adhere to the SOPs issued by the government. He said that in such short period of 5 days, more than 35,000 natives have been returned to the State. He sought the cooperation and support of the people in the fight against dreaded disease.
During the function, the Chief Minister also launched a Mobile Soil Testing Laboratory Van.
Deputy Chairman of State Planning Board S. Rajen, Principal Secretary (Horticulture) P. Vaiphei, Director (Horticulture) N. Joymati Devi, Director (Agriculture) Laltanpuii Vanchhong, Director (Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Services) Dr. H. Chaoba and others attended the function.

You may also like

Leave a Comment


Imphal Times is a daily English newspaper published in Imphal and is registered with Registrar of the Newspapers for India with Regd. No MANENG/2013/51092


©2023 – All Right Reserved. Designed and Hosted by eManipur!

Adblock Detected

Please support us by disabling your AdBlocker extension from your browsers for our website.