Climate Change Impacts Already Feared to Hit Orange Production in Manipur

Winter bliss is slowly covering the hills and moving towards the valley of Manipur. And it brings with it the pleasure of devouring winter fruits and vegetables. Of all, orange has become symbolic of winter bliss and consuming it is a casual ritual for most people in Manipur. But this year, it is feared that people may have to settle for fewer oranges or purchase it higher prices. Reason: the impact of climate change impact! Mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata) is

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KUT: Post Harvest Thanksgiving Festival of Kuki-Chin-Mizo

India is primarily an agricultural economy and this beautifully translates into several agricultural related festivals across the country. Most important among these festivities are the festivals of harvest which have different names in different languages and are celebrated in different forms. In Punjab, the harvest festival is popular known as ‘Baisakhi’ and is celebrated with much gaiety, dance and music. Magh Bihu in Assam and Pongal in South India are other harvest festivals celebrated with much vigour and enthusiasm. In

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‘Smart’, A SHG in Manipur Lives Up to Gandhi’s Self-Reliant Vision

The Northeast region of India has a a high literacy rate and the state of Mizoram ranks only second in the literacy chart, right after Kerala. This means that the number of annual passed-outs from the schools and colleges in the region is naturally high. Thus what we have here is a large number of educated young people, at the peak of their lives and belonging to the category of the most productive manpower in the societal strata. However, with

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Call for Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Implementation and Rural Development of Manipur

Migration has always been a major issue leading to population imbalance and conflicts of all kinds across the country. The general trend of migration is usually from rural to urban, especially by farmers owing to the seasonal nature of agriculture in many regions. Sometimes, as has been more pronounced lately, farmers move to towns and cities when their produce is destroyed completely owing to untimely rains or drought, all impacts of a changing climate. There is thus an urgent need

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