India: Manipur moots crop compensation package for violence-affected farmers

Updated Oct 2, 2023
Guwahati: The Manipur government has come up with a crop compensation package of ₹38.06 crore for farmers affected by the ethnic violence. It is estimated that the total income loss in the agricultural sector for the state could be ₹226.50 crore.An independent survey conducted by Loumee Shinmee Apunba Lup, a farmers body, claimed that a total of around 9,719 hectares of paddy fields in the valley could face crop failure as farmers are afraid of going into the fields because of sporadic firing from the lower foothills. Of the five crisis-hit valley districts - Bishnupur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Kakching and Thoubal - Bishnupur is the worst affected, followed by Imphal East and Imphal West, as per the report. Manipur's agriculture commissioner RK Dinesh Singh said in a statement. the department has approached the Union home ministry for funding a crop compensation package for the affected farmers. ...
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