Imphal, July 11 (EMN): Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister V Hangkhanlian on Thursday informed that there are sufficient fertilizers in stock for farmers.
Speaking to the reporters on the sideline of his visit to the community nursery seeding sites at Khundrakpam, Sairem village, Pollangsou Loukon and Nachou village in Imphal, he said fertilizers will be given to the farmers after the submission of land patta and Aadhar cards so that it reach the targeted beneficiaries.
After identification of the places, he said the department has started sowing seeds of IR-64, early harvesting Indian rice variety in 90-95 days, in 5 hectares each in four districts in addition to 21 hectares of KVK Thoubal areas where community nurseries are to be raised.
“The paddy seeds sown today can be transplanted by the end of this month and will be distributed to the farmers where seeds cannot be sown owing to shortage of sufficient rainfall as a supplement,” he noted.
The department has taken up initial steps and already distributed 126 pump sets to some farmers as a relief material and efforts are being made to give more pumps sets through which water can be supply to the dry fields, he informed.
“The department has been assessing how to help the framers in sowing paddy seeds which will cover 301 hectares of paddy fields in dry areas as a supplement and relief of the problems faced by the farmers of Manipur,” he said.