Organic farming pact inked

Imphal: The Pherzwal District Agro Producers’ Development Society, representing organic farmers, signed a memorandum of understanding with MSTC Ltd, a central government enterprise, in the presence of horticulture and soil conservation minister Th. Shyamkumar at his office here on Friday.

V.L. Keivom, representing the Pherzawl farmers, and Soukat Das, the Guwahati branch manager of MSTC Ltd, signed the memorandum.

Shyamkumar said as a follow-up programme of the ginger festival-cum-business summit held on April 20 at Parbung in Pherzawl district, the department and its Manipur Organic Mission Agency (Moma) has come up with the initiative for the farmers as they were searching for a market place.