Agriculture and allied activities is the single largest source of livelihood of rural
folk. Paddy is the main crop grown. Manipuri rice is very sweet. It can
be eaten without curry. Other crops are wheat, pulses, maize etc. There
are two modes of cultivation viz, punghul and transplantation of seeds.
In the hill area Jhum and terraced cultivation are carried in the agricultural
season. In general the land is cleared in the month of January and February.
Crops are sown in May-June and harvesting starts in October and ends about
in the early part of December. The soil is considered fit for all kinds
of grain crops, vegetables and fruits. Sirohee hill in Ukural is famous
for the Siroi lily. The species of this plant is endemic to that particular
hill only. Fruits cultivated include pine-apple, arum, orange. In some
areas of the valley apricot, oranges, lemons and mangoes are also grown.
Every kind of vegetables like cabbage, carrot, radish, beetroot, turnip,
ladies finger, pumpkin and pulses are grown and the yield is very good.
Vegetables also include chilly, potato, cabbage, pea, brinjal and tomato.