Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Imphal, Mar 20:

To boost the economy through agriculture, Vungzagin Valte, Minister of TA & Hills and district in-charge of Churachandpur and Pherzawl, distributes Water pump sets, Drip & sprinkler irrigation systems today at the office premise of District Officer, Horticulture &Soil Conservation, Churachandpur.

The equipment was distributed through the Horticulture and Soil Conservation department during the awareness cum training programme on Micro Irrigation as a part of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchaya Yojana (PMKSY) for the year 2020-2021.

Speaking on the occasion as the Chief Guest, Minister V. Valte expressed his admiration of Prime Minister Modi and the Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh for formulating and implementing PMKSY for the benefit of farmers. “The welfare of the farmers is the welfare of the country, the state, and the societies,” the minister said. Cautioning the people on misuse of ‘freedom of speech, he stated that distorting the speeches of others or telling a lie is not under ‘freedom of speech as enshrined in the constitution of India. Instead, the minister asked the people to serve for the benefit of other human beings.

The water pumps and sprinkler systems are made available at a subsidised rate to about 46 farmers from Churachandpur district and 39 from Pherzawl district. The distribution of water pumps and sprinklers will help the irrigation system which will ensure better productivity of different crops. Presently, the Pherzawl district focuses on the production of ginger and Churachandpur focuses on the production of pineapple with the aim to focus more on cash crops.

GinsuanhauZou, Hon’ble MLA and Chairman, MANIREDA, Pawan Yadav, DC/Ccpur, Mannuamching, DC/Pherzawl, and K. Shubhachandra Singh, DO (Hort. & SC) graced the function as Guest of Honour, Special Guests and President respectively.

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Imphal, Mar 20:

The Department of Public Health Dentistry, Dental College, RIMS, Imphal in association with Indian Dental Association (IDA) Manipur Branch observed World Oral Health Day on 20th March, 2021 at the Dental College, RIMS, Imphal.
The Director of RIMS, Imphal Prof. A. Santa Singh in presence of Dr.T. Nabachandra Singh President, IDA, Manipur branch flagged off a cycle rally as a mark of awareness on Dental Care to the Public.
During the cycle rally, Dr. B. Praveen Reddy, Principal, Dental College, RIMS, Dr. L. Thompson, Hony. Secretary, IDA, Manipur Branch, Dr. Nandita Kshetrimayum, Dept. in-charge of Public Health Dentistry, E. Debendro Meetei, CAO/FA, RIMS, officials, staff and students were also present.

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Imphal, Mar 17:

Education Minister S. Rajen Singh has said that farmers of the state should adopt multiple systems of farming for a self-dependent economy. Cultivable lands in the state are found without any crop for a long period of time after harvesting a single crop in a year. Minister was speaking at the One Day Farmers’ Training Programme Cum Distribution of Pre-Kharif/Kharif Crops at Salam, today.
He said that Agricultural products of the state can be increased to double and even triple times if we adopt the modern scientific method of farming. The concept of Green Field should be made feasible to ease out the problem of insufficiency of food grains and vegetables. Central Agricultural University, CAU, Imphal is also playing a vital role to increase the production of crops in the state, he added.
Minister also maintained that we need to have a fair Agricultural Policy of the state. He said that farmers of the state should consult Experts of Central Agricultural University. CAU has better ideas and knowledge regarding high yielding seeds and using the modern method of technology in agriculture for augmenting production, he added.
Minister also distributed pre-Kharif and Kharif crops including sprayers to the farmers. A technical session was also held after the formal function as a part of the occasion.
Speaking as president Dr. S. Basanta Singh, Director of Research, CAU Imphal, said that farmers of the state can get training on different methods of farming from the experts of CAU. The Indian Government has also introduced many schemes to develop the agriculture sector such as PMSY, PMKY etc. RKVY. Borewell digging will also help the farmers. Farmers have also been trained at different stages, he added.
Up-Adhakshya Imphal West Boby Devi, N. Pramo Devi, ZP, member, Awangkhunou ZP, Shyama Devi, Social Worker, Th. Dwijamani Singh, Pradhan, Dr. Ak. Mishra, Dy. Director Research, CAU, Th. Robindro Dy Director Research CAU graced the occasion organised by Director of Research CAU, Imphal, as guests of honour.

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Imphal, Mar 16:

Hon’ble Governor of Manipur, Dr. Najma Heptullah felicitated 2nd officer T Bobby Singh of Ruda Academy, SUO Govind Singh of Manipur College and Cadet Rajkumari Girija Devi of Imphal College, of NCC Group Imphal for their excellent performance in Republic Day Camp (RDC) 2021 and also for their swift action and the act of bravery in evacuating the passengers of Rajdhani Express wherein a bogie of the train had caught fire on 19 Dec 2020.
The cadets and ANO of NCC Group Imphal were travelling by Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express on 19 Dec 2020 to participate in RDC 2021 as part of the NCC Directorate, NER contingent. At approximately 1030 hrs, as the train approached Fakiragram Junction, Coach No B-7 caught fire. The cadets were travelling in the adjacent B-6 coach. Immediately 2nd officer T Bobby Singh, who was travelling as camp ANO, took charge of the situation, rallied his cadets to help evacuate the passengers to safety and led the efforts to extinguish the fire.
Hon’ble Governor commended the ANO and the cadets and exhorted them to continue the good work. She lauded the role of NCC in shaping the character of young minds and in training them to act swiftly at times of need. The Hon’ble Governor expressed her thoughts on NCC being made compulsory in all schools and colleges. Brig RS Sethi Group Commander NCC Group Imphal, Col Somnath Gupta, CO 14 (M) Bn NCC and the Principals of respective colleges were also present during the felicitation ceremony.

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