Monday, 11 December 2017

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION SUPPORT SERVICES

Seed Production Programme

            One Seed certification cell established in the department during 1997-1998 is still in operation. The Cell is presently manned by one Seed Certification Officer and 4 seed Inspectors to look after the Seed Certification activities. During 2001-2002 this Cell had certified 35 Mt of HYV Rice produced by Registered Government Farms and Private growers.

Seed Processing Unit

            Under the Central Sector Scheme one Seed Processing Unit of 1TPH (One Tone per hour) Capacity has also been set up at Mantripukhri to process seeds of Departmental farm products as well as the produces of the farmers. This will facilitate the local farmers to get good quality seeds.

Agriculture Extension

            To gear up the Agriculture extension in Manipur 2(two) crop  campaigns ,one during Kharif and another during Rabi were organised at the state level. World Food Day was observed on the 16th October every year. The Department of Agriculture has a well organised publicity wing (Information Unit) to provide extension supports to extension workers and farmers with the latest development in Agriculture Technology through different Audio-Visual aids, Extension literatures journals, Film/ Video shows and organisation of Exhibition and other Programmes.

            One 35 mm documentary film “Agriculture in Manipur - Now and Beyond” and an agricultural based video film “Khungang Aduni” (That Village) of 1.45 hrs duration was produced and censored for public exhibition by the Central Board of Film Certification and another video film “Chak - Hao” (Aromatic Black Rice) of 30 minutes duration were produced and released on 30th Nov., 2000.

Exchange/Visit of Extension Functionary within the country

            During the year 2001-2002 the Department   conducted 5 groups of Exchange Visit of Extension Functionary within the country consisting 10 nos. of Extension Functionaries in each group to visit Jammu & Kashmir, Goa, and Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi & Sikkim.

Exchange/Visit of Farmers within the Country

            During the year, 2001-2002 the Department conducted 5 groups of Exchange Visit of Farmers within the country consisting of 20 nos. of Farmers in each group to visit Maharastra, West Bengal (Barakpur) and Uttar Pradesh (Kanpur) New Delhi and Haryana.

Agriculture Rsearch

            So far, the Department had been released 6(six) rice varieties evolved at Rice Research Station Wangbal, for the State of Manipur and a number of KD lines viz., KD-1-1-38, KD-2-7-5, KD-3-7-7, KD-4-2-2, KD-5-2-2, KD-5-2-8, KD-5-3-14 are widely grown in the farmers’ field, predominantly, particularly in HYV and Semi low lands/ semi deep areas under various nicknames viz, KD Amubi, Paikhomba, KD Naritpi, Korpham, Akhanphou, KD Chakakm, Maming Thondabi etc. The great achievement is that the rice yield in the state is considerably increased from the traditional productivity level of about 2 to 3 tonnes per ha to as high as 6 to 7 tonnes per ha.

            The Rice Research Station Wangbal is maintaining a genetic stock of more than 1200 rice lines, for various breeding purposes. Evaluation of these lines is going on in this Station.

            There is great potential for evolvement of different rice culture as the rice germplasms occurring in the state possess the valuable and desired characteristics/ qualities, the world is looking for. 

            Strengthening and Re-organisation of Rice Research Station Wangbal is the need of the hour for bringing about agricultural wonder in the State.

Manipur Agro Industries Corporation

            During the year, 2001-2002 the Corporation could make the following physical and financial achievement.

Physical and Financial Achievement for the Year 2001-2002

Item

Unit

Purchase

Sales

Physical

Financial

Physical

Financial

Fertilizer

Mt.

459

Rs.16.93

459

Rs.17.49

Manipur Plantation Crops Corporation

            The Manipur Plantation Crops Corporation Ltd., which was established in the year 1981-82 could sell 10,000 Kg of green tea leaf during the year. The area under tea plantation is 328 Ha of which 180 Ha are under mature tea plants producing green tea leaves. During the year under report, the Corporation cleared the following loans to Tea Board of India, Calcutta.

1.       Tea Plantation loan                 Rs. 16.17 lakhs.

2.       Tea Factory loan                     Rs. 19.53 lakhs.

                      Total                                         Rs. 35.70 lakhs.


Scheme under which different levels of Training Course imparted during 2001-2002

 

Scheme

No. of Course

No. of Trainees/ Farmers

A.    At Farmers level

OPP

76

3800

 

NPDP

75

3750

 

AMDP

100

5000

 

ICDP

24

1200

 

SUBACS

45

2250

 

Rodent Control

9

450

 

Strengthening of Agriculture

25

- 

 

Extn. in E.W. State

- 

750

 

Farms Scientific Interact

36

900

B.   At Institutional Level

 

 

 

 

F.T.C  

20

100

C.   At Officer/Staff Level

 

 

 

 

State level Awareness Campaign of CSS

1

150

D.        Training Programme within and outside the State

            The Department sponsored 11(eleven) candidates for training in B.Sc.(Agri) at CAU Iroisemba and 42 candidates for two year Integrated Training course at GSTC during the year 2001-2002. Under Farm Mechanisation Training Programme 29 nos. of farmers were sent outside the state to get training on handling and repairing of Agricultural Implements.

RAINFALL DATA DURING THE YEAR 2001-2002

Month

Normal (mm)

Rainfall Received (mm)

January

16.3

Nil

February

36.0

69.9

March

65.5

36.6

April

137.8

82.8

May

203.7

120.8

June

280.2

363.5

July

229.1

94.3

August

184.6

185.3

September

131.0

195.5

October

108.7

158.9

November

32.7

88.1

December

10.0

Nil

Total

1435.6

1395.7