Deputy Chief Minister of the state Gaikhangam today appealed to the farmers of the state to find out ways to enhance agricultural production by using better agricultural methods.
He said this while delivering speech as chief guest of the inaugural function of two days Workshop on Popularization of low-cost poly house for sustainable production of Horticulture Crop in NE, which was organized by Precision Farming Development Centre of Central Agricultural University (CAU) at the conference hall of CAU.
In his speech, Gaikhangam said that the cultivable land of the state is very small and because of these agricultural products is very scanty in the state. Besides this, there is scarcity of food in the state due to increase in population. In order to handle the situation farmers of the state should try to find out ways to enhance production in the state. He said farmers should adopt new technologies and traditional method of farming side by side. Farmers of the state shouldn’t think only to produce crops that can feed the population of the state but they should also think to produce crops in large scale so that we can export it to other states.
He also expressed his desire to emphasis on power, tourism and other sectors which have potential of economic development in the state.
The function was also attended by K. Ngachan, Director of Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Govt of Manipur, J. M. Laishram, Dean, Central Agricultural University (CAU) and Dr. M. Premjit, Vice-Chancellor, CAU as guests of honor and president respectively.