Nongpoh: Farmers of Bay Leaf/ Tespata/Latyrpad in Shangbangla Ri Bhoi,faced big crisis because a certain kind of pest attack in large numbers their bay leaf plantation now for two years. the insect when out of cocoon feed on the tender bay leaves till they become matured where they will move again to another bay leaf farm. in this way the attack is far reaching with adverse impact on the livelihood of farmers.
This has been running for two years but it is only now that farmers come out to voice their problem.
The Farmer Social Development Society Shangbangla led by the president Shri Baisroy Lyngdoh Mawnai, in the presence of Elfrinstar Umlong, Secretary Shangbangla village, u Bah Bison Nongshli one of the farmers affected went to see by themselves those bay fields and found that the report is true.
The Society urged the agriculture department of the government to send experts to investigate the matter and to give help to farmers with schemes as compensation