Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Chandel, organised the “Sankalp Se Siddhi” or “Determination to Attainment” New India Movement 2017 – 2022, on 29th August 2017 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference Hall, Chandel. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Shri Letpao Haokip, Hon’ble Minister for Sports, Youth Affairs, Irrigation and Flood Control, Government of Manipur.
The function was graced by Shri Krishna Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Chandel as Guest of Honour and Dr. Narendra Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR, Research Complex, Manipur as Functional President. In this occasion Shri As. Elias, ADM, Chandel; Shri Siddharath Singh, SDM, Chandel; Shri. N. Shokhongam Baite, SDM, Khengjoy and Shri Md. Zakiruddin, ASP, Chandel also attended the programme as dignitaries.
During the programme all dignitaries and participants took the Pledge to build a New India by 2022; an India that is devoid of corruption is clean, has no poverty, is free of terrorism, and has no distinction on the basis of caste and religion, which was administered by Shri Letpao Haokip.
Addressing the gathering, Shri Haokip emphasized on the need of equipping farmers with good quality seeds, organic fertilizers and irrigation facilities to increase their income. He also urged upon the farmers to insure their crops through The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (Prime Minister’s Crop Insurance Scheme) which was launched by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 18 February 2016, stating that agriculture is highly susceptible to risks of natural calamities.
In conclusion, Shri Letpao Haokip called upon the KVKs, ICAR, District Administration, line departments and the farmers to work together to make Sankalp Se Siddhi a success by 2022.
Shri Krishna Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Chandel stressed on the importance of “Sankalp Se Siddhi” and the District administration was planning to work on, pooling in all the available manpower and resources for the success of Government of India’s Vision.
Dr, Narendra Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR, Research Complex, Manipur elaborated the “Sankalp Se Siddhi” seven point programmes for doubling farmers’ income by 2022. The programme envisages doubling income of farmers by providing better irrigation facilities, ensuring high quality of planting material, enhancing availability of organic inputs, practicing soil test based fertilizer application and minimising post-harvest losses.
In the later part of the day, a film show on improved farming techniques was shown to the participating farmers. Around 110 farmers participated in the said programme.