Name : Chanambam Sanayamba Meitei
District & State : Bishenpur, Manipur
Category : Agricultural (General)
Award : Consolation
Award Function : 9th National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2017
A farmer, Chanambam Sanayamba Meitei (55) has developed a paddy variety Sanayambi from a local variety through selection. The salient features of the variety are long panicle, high number of tillers, short to medium awn and tolerance to biotic & abiotic condition.
Eldest among six siblings, Sanayambi studied up to graduation in Manipuri. He has four children all of them are married. Presently, he stays with his wife, younger son, daughter-in-law and grandson. When he was younger, he was involved in sugarcane farming but due to health related issues, he switched over to paddy. He also cultivates green pea, tomato, cucumber, bitter gourd, spine gourd and mustard crops on leased land. His field is also used for Front Line Demonstration program for the last two years under KVK, Bishnupur.