Aizawl, Sept 20: The brainchild of All Mizoram Farmers’ Union (AMFU) ‘Green Revolution Mizoram Movement’ was discussed under the leadership of Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla here yesterday. In his introductory speech, Chief Minister expressed his concern over the small annual output of the state which is enough only for 3 months and said that what the government want most is to bring self-sufficiency in economic.
CM Hawla said that since it attained independence, India started taking vigorous steps for economic sufficiency and to remove poverty. However, the ‘Green Revolution’ in the 1970s did not cover the North East region. Now, steps are being taken for the development and economic sufficiency of the Hill States, he said.
Chief Minister called on the farmers in the state to obediently follow the instructions of experts in order to augment the output in agriculture and said it is necessary that the farmers go for organic farming more and more. CM thanked AMFU for its interest and cooperation with the state government in its various initiatives for economic sufficiency like the flagship programme NLUP.
AMFU leaders said that it was on 11 March 2008 that the resolution for ‘Green Revulotion Mizoram Movement’ was passed. The New Economic Policy 2014 has also been released, they said.
The major objectives of Green Revolution Mizoram Movement include huge output of food grain; self-sufficiency in economic; improving and conserving the environment and ecosystem; and producing selected fruits and vegetables for livelihood; and creating proper market linkage, they said.
AMFU leaders also said that they plan to work together with the government for the success of the movement.
They added that they look forward to having joint venture with different funding agencies by way of hiring national and international experts.
As for the steps to be taken, they plan to make administrative reforms, land reforms, environment & ecosystem development, economic development, agriculture marketing and green revolution movement calendar, AMFU leaders said.
Leaders of various line departments like Agriculture, AH&Vety, E&F, Minor Irrigation, Soil & Water Conservation, Horticulture, Fisheries, Sericulture and Trade & Commerce also took part in the discussion which was held at CM’s office cabinet room. Lalram Thanga, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister was also with the Chief Minister.