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Multiple cropping the necessity of the hour : Minister Rajen

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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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