THOUBAL: Education Miinister Thokchom Radheshyam who is also the MLA of Heirok Assembly Constituency began distribution of power pumps for farmers of his assembly constituency on Monday.
The Minister took the step for minimizing the worries of the farmers when a drought like situation sets in the state.
It is said that at least 10 power pumps will be distributed within the Assembly Constituency. Out of these, 3 pumps were distributed on Monday for the first phase. The distribution was done based on the worse hit area where scarcity of water happened.
Gratitude from the farmers poured in for timely action of the minister.
A farmer said that farmers of Heirok assembly constituency were happy when timely action as such is done by an elected member from the constituency when seeing the hourly needs of the farmers. The months of June and July are seedling months, but not a single drop of water is seen in the fields. With the help of these power pumps, farmers will be able to get water from nearby water sources now, the farmer added.
He also praised the minister for cleaning important canals of Heirok AC for the betterment of the farmers earlier. This is really a happy moment, he added. May the Almighty bless the Minister, he prayed.
It might be remembered here that the same was provided from the minister in the last year too when the state was facing drought, so that almost all the paddy field areas of Heirok Assembly Constituency get water in plenty and farmers sow crops then.