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Workshop on Crop Residue Burning held

 Source: Imphal Free Press
IMPHAL | Jan 31 : Rice residue can be used in many beneficial ways instead of just burning it exerting negative effect was the common message given by resource persons in the one day brainstorming workshop on ‘Rice residue burning in Manipur-issues and strategies for sustainable management’ held at Classic Grande today.

The programme was organised by Indian Association of Hill Farming in collaboration with Indian Council of Agricultural Research for NEH Region, Umiam Meghalaya.

The chief guest of today’s function minister of agriculture, veterinary and animal husbandry V. Hankhalian said agriculture and allied sector is the backbone of state’s economy.

He lauded the farmers’ role of Manipur for their dedication made in cultivation of the staple food ‘rice’. “Despite of having very limited cultivable area, the state is marching ahead in the entire north east states in rice production. And for this the state is receiving ‘Krishi Karman Award’ consecutively for the year 2011-12 and 2012-2013”, said the minister.

But there is a deficit in cereal, oilseed and pulses production in the state.  In spite of the technology development that helps in increasing crop productivity rapid growth of population is creating food insecurity, he added. read more>>