Make sure that all farmers get fertilizer on time - UPF

Make sure that all farmers get fertilizer on time - UPF

Written By: / Saturday, 20 June 2020 18:57

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Imphal, June 20:

United Peoples’ Front (UPF) has appealed the Department of Agriculture, Government of Manipur to make available Urea Fertilizers to farmers of the state.
A statement issued by M. Sunil, Assistant Publicity of UPF, Manipur said that the department of Agriculture had announced through electronic and print media assuring urea fertilizers to all farmers. Now it is time that the farmers need the fertilizers and the UPF appealed the agri department to issue fertilizers to farmers.
The UPF statement said that the department should stop earlier decision distribution of one bag of fertilizer to only card holder farmers and Patta holder’s farmers. This is because most genuine farmers are cultivating on rented land. When farmers of rented farmland asked for patta of the field owner of the field are reluctant in giving the land patta. More over most farmers did not get farmers’ card as maximum of them do not have knowledge of how to apply for the farmers’ card.
At present the farmers are facing trouble in getting the urea fertilizers even as the department is taking up to distribute the urea fertilizers at every district. The department should also see the hardship being faced by the farmers from far flung area. The farmers who are from far flung area have to stand in queue from even midnight to get one bag of fertilizer. Most farmers do not own private vehicles and they prefer the public transport which is not available due to the lockdown to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The UPF said that the authority of the Agriculture department should also stopped discussing issues of farmers only on table but should go to the field to get the actual difficulties and problems being face by the farmers. The UPF further appealed to make sure that farmers of the state get fertilizers on time.

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