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“More Agricultural Cooperative Success Stories – Need of the Hour”

IT News
Imphal, Jan 31,

Deputy Chief Minister, Y. Joykumar Singh inaugurated the Mess and Dining Hall of Hostel Complex  and “Outreach Workshop on Strategies for Doubling  of Farmer’s Income in Manipur State by 2022" & 2nd, 4th & 6th Semesters of BBA Programme yesterday  at Institute of Cooperative Management, Imphal.  While inaugurating the Programme, the Deputy Chief Minister mentioned that there is huge potential in agriculture sector in Manipur. He further emphasized the  need for green revolution in North Eastern Region in general and  particularly in Manipur. He suggested that ICM, Imphal should take up the responsibilities of having similar programmes on  success story from  Agricultural Producers Organisations (APOs), Farmers Producers Companies (APCs) in particular so that the success stories are emulated in other part of the State.  
Prof. Amar Yumnam, Director Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Manipur University mentioned in his address that in neighbouring countries like Myanmar, China, Cambodia & Vietnam progressive farming techniques have already been adopted during the last decade by  giving sustainable growth and development to farmers communities. He further said that the State of Manipur has full potential for adoption of latest technique in farming technology & integrating with  professional marketing approach for the agricultural products.
Mohan Kumar Mishra, Secretary, NCCT, New Delhi urged upon to treat agriculture as enterprise so that the farmer communities are  not only treated as farm  producers but  farmers welfare is truly translated. He said that there is a huge scope of farm development i.e. post production activities in the State and  agriculture logistic and agriculture marketing with support of  cooperatives and FPCs. He also emphasized for cooperatives active role in Soil Health Card System and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana to provide advisory service to the farmers. President, Manipur State Cooperative Union, L. Tompishak Singh that cooperative play a vital role in the Manipur and farmers.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.

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