IMPHAL: The All Club Organization and Meira Paibi Lup (ACOAM-Lup) on Sunday organized a day-long public convention on “The Manipur Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing” (Promotion and Facilitation Bill, 2017) at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound.
During the one day public convention, four resolutions was resolved namely, the convention felt that this is a very important bill which could be a game changer for the welfare of the agriculturist; the point that is content in the bill regarding the membership and representative of the market committee of agriculturist from hill areas should be resolved satisfactory; the state assembly should take up necessary action to convert the bill into an act at the earliest and the convention unanimously resolved that ACOAM-Lup, Kangleipak should apprise the above resolutions to the government for appropriate action from their front.
While delivering a keynote addressed, Secretary Organization Santa Mangang said that as the ACOAM-Lup concerned the important role of the farmers, the one-day public convention was organized and adding he said that if the farmer can produce the products according to the season than the famers will get benefits according to his hard working. The products which produce from a far flung areas and remote areas and from nearby Imphal areas will transform into a unified market by the Manipur Agricultural Produce and Livestock (Promotion and Facilitation Bill, 2017.
He further said that the important of transforming the unified market is that, if the unified market is transform than market committee will be exist and at the same time market committee will also exist in every district. After that the state government will announce the listed crops which is the most crops that produce in the state by the farmer like Chakhao, ginger etc.
If market committees exist namely, sub-committee, district market committee, then the respective committees can fix the actual rate of the farmers crops, after that the farmers will get their own actual rate of the crops as well as the income of the farmers will boost automatically. The said bill was passed by then government during the budget session of Manipur Legislative Assembly in the year 2017. The main reason of the day long public convention was to give pressure and take assent from the governor and to reach to every farmer about the bill and what is the role of every farmer in the state.
HOD (Economics) MU Professor Ksh. Jhalajit Singh, president In-Charge of ACOAM-lup Kangleipak Sanjit Soraisam and National and International Awardee H. Ibotombi Khuman attended as the main dignitaries at the public convention. Many farmers from different parts of the state were also present at the day.