Cow mela

Hon'ble CM N Biren Singh inaugurated a Cow (San) Mela in the afternoon at Oinam Sagol Kangjeibung, Bishnupur District.

Addressing the function, Hon'ble CM said that the mela is part of the inauguration month which is celebrated by the government. The Chief Minister stated that the mela will be conducted every six months and identified cow owners will be awarded with monetary prizes of Rs.1,00,00, Rs.50,000 etc. and further called against unnecessary selling off of cows. He said the mela will be conducted at different districts.

Hon'ble CM also said that the DC has been instructed to identify fields for cattle fodder with proper consultation with the MLAs, so that we can identify fodder fields and playgrounds. The major obstacle in rearing cow today is because of lack of fodder, Hon'ble CM said before stressing that the main objective behind encouraging cow rearing is to encourage natural and organic farming in the State.

Hon'ble CM elaborated that today there is an increase risks of developing cancer and other critical ailments including diabetes etc. which was unheard of in olden times because today people are consuming vegetables laded with chemicals. Under the supervision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Union Minister Shri Amit Shah, this is an effort to encourage organic and natural farming by use of cattle manure and other organic fertilizers.

We are also turning the phumdis from Loktak Lake into organic fertilizers, he said stating that we are discouraging chemical fertilizers. We have also taken a decision that instead of chemical fertilizer, we will initiate and encourage use of nano-fertilizers, Hon'ble CM added.

Hon'ble CM also said that the government will acquire drones for spraying nano-fertilizers to cover the entire State. Stressing that we cannot survive without the farmers, Hon'ble CM said that this is the main reason behind the government’s save agricultural land policy. We are also putting efforts like encouraging double cropping, distribution of seeds, machineries and building dams to ensure self sufficient production in the State.

Minister for Agriculture Shri Th. Biswajit Singh, Minister for PWD Shri Govindas Konthoujam, Minister for Education Shri Th. Basantakumar Singh, Minister for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Shri Khashim Vashum, MLA of Oinam AC Smt. Irengbam Nalini Devi, officials of various departments and others were present during the mela.

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