Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister Shri V. Hangkhanlian distributed paddy saplings /Louhon to the farmers of Haotal, Pangei,Imphal today. The Minister was on a visit to the site of the Raising of Community Nursery paddy located at Sainik School Campus, Imphal.
The Minister was accompanied by the Additional Chief Secretary Shri Suhel Aktar, IAS; Director of Agriculture Dr. Ph. Rajendra Singh and officials of the department.
It is worth to mention that ‘The Raising of Community Nursery’ was conducted by Department of Agriculture, Government of Manipur with an objective to increase agricultural food grain products doubling within no time to meet the needs of the people of Manipur. Now, not only the farmers of Pangei areas but also farmers who live in other parts of Manipur can avail sapling/nursery paddy for transplanting in their field from the Department of Agriculture. These seeds variety are as RCM-10 and RCM-12 which can be harvested in a few months.
Farmers from the area and some local people were gathered at the occasion of the Louhon distribution.