Out of 400, about 200 households are into intensive Parkia farming in New Tusom. The village have planted around 15000 parkia trees and around 10000 trees are being harvested this year.
By TFM Ukhrul Correspondent
Worms attack on Parkia (Yongchak-Stink Bean) trees has left farmers of New Tusom in a helpless condition and has called for immediate attention of the concerned authority for necessary intervention.
Agar Horam, a parkia farner of New Tusom informed this correspondent that “the worms have infested the inner bark and eaten all the leaves of parkia tree. The trees ares slowly dying and we are helpless.”
It is worth mentioning that on 17 December 2020, a 3 day parkia festival was organised by Village Development Council of New Tusom in collaboration with Horticulture Department of Manipur at New Tusom Ground.
According to villagers, the first parkia was planted in their village by (Late) M John Vashum in 1964. Chinaorar Horam informed this correspondent that “out of 400 houses, about 200 households are into intensive Parkia farming. The village have planted around 15000 parkia trees and around 10000 trees are being harvested this year.
New Tusom is about 86 kilometres away from Ukhrul Headquarter and about 7 kilometres away from Indo-Myanmar border pillar number 129 and 130.