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Awareness programme on organic farming

Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 28 2016: A one day awareness programme on organic farming organised by LOUSAL was held at Keirao Langdum, Imphal East. The programme was graced by Ningthoujam Itomba Meetei, president, BJP Manipur Pradesh Kishan Morcha, Mutum Churamani, president, LOUSAL and Debabrata of Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Government of Manipur as presidium members. Highlighting the impacts of fertilizers on human health, Debabrata said that farmers of the State use urea fertilizers without consulting the experts. Nitrogen is the main compo- nent of urea fertilizer which may increase the risk of diabetes and other diseases when consumed excessively. Therefore, farmers should opt for organic farming. Around hundred farmers participated in the awareness programme.