Vegetable seeds distributed to selected farmers

IMPHAL, 17th Oct: Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) Scheme distributed vegetable seeds to 32 registered farmers of 12 districts during a function held at the Training Hall, Khonghampat, Horticulture Complex, Imphal West on Thursday.
Speaking as chief guest of the function, Horticulture and Soil Conservation minister Th Shyamkumar informed that the department is distributing winter seeds to the registered farmers every year so that they could plant the seeds in their respective land or courtyard.
He further said that a meeting would soon be held with the officers of the department and the farmers in order to address grievances and discuss welfare measures for farmers. He then advised the farmers to keep the habit of collecting and preserving some portion of the seeds for the next season so as to become self-reliant.
State Planning Board deputy chairman and Lamsang A/C MLA S Rajen Singh highlighted about the imported food products presently flooding the market in the state. He said that it is an alarming situation, which is threatening the indigenous and locally grown food products of the State.
In his speech, Horticulture and Soil Conservation commissioner M Hareskrishna stressed that timely distribution of the seeds to the farmers is necessary for better yield of crops, adding that the department is focused on early disposal of grievances. He also spoke about organic farming and conventional method of farming.
Horticulture and Soil Conservation (H&SC) director Kh Sayakiran Devi; MIDH, (H&SC) Mission director N Premananda Singh; Directorate of H&SC, Agriculture (H) deputy director N Joymati Devi attended the function along with local farmers and others.

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