Chief Minister N Biren Singh

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday transferred a total of Rs 125.955 lakh to the bank accounts of 210 farmers of the state under two schemes of the Tribal Affairs and Hills Department.

The fund was transferred to the farmers of Senapati, Churachandpur, Tamenglong and Chandel districts at an event organized at the Secretariat in Imphal.

Chief Minister Singh while speaking at the event stressed the need to work on mission mode for 100% replacement of chemical fertilizers with organic manure.

Singh expressed his strong desire for speedy expansion of organic cultivation in the state.

He also asked the officials and experts to find ways for large-scale production of organic manures.

The Chief Minister also directed the officials concerned to identify one horticulture/agriculture produce each of all the 16 districts to enhance production and market it outside the state.

He asked them to submit a list within a week.

Singh directed the officials to closely monitor and guide the beneficiaries in farming.

He stated that Manipur should also contribute to realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25.

TA and Hills minister Vungzagin Valte, Additional Chief Secretary (Horticulture and Soil Conservation) P Vaiphei and other officials were also present at the event.

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