IMPHAL, May 3: Newly inducted Fisheries and Agricultural minister Md Naseer today said that development can be brought only after the farmers of both rural and urban areas are brought to the same level.
He was inaugurating a three day Farmers’’ Mela at Yumnam Lairembi Lampak.
The mela organized by the Department of Agriculture and Department of Fisheries in collaboration will continue till May 5.
Further speaking as the chief guest of the function, the minister said the government should be there to provide any possible help to the farmers in both urban and rural areas in order to enhance their productivity.
Government should create opportunities for the farmers and help them, he continued.
Government and the concern NGOs should provide assistance to the farmers and create awareness among them on the news ways of farming to enhance productivity.
The inaugural function was also attended by Director Fisheries K Saratkumar as president while Programme coordinators KVK, Imphal West Sanyola Kengou and Rahman as guests of honour.