Guwahati: The Ministry of Horticulture and Food Processing had organized “Krishak Samaroh” at Khanapara today. The event is attended by Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal as the chief guest along with Agriculture and Veterinary minister Atul Bora, MLA Satyabrat Kalita and several members of Assam Legislative Assembly.
The event is attended by farmers from several districts along with members of self-help groups operating across the state. Attending the event, minister Atul Bora stressed on organic farming, declaring that at present 7,425 farmers have been provided with organic farming materials. He further said that the Centre has set a goal of doubling the income of farmers by 2022. A total of 20 oil testing laboratories have been set up in the state, he further added.
Citing that Rs. 400 crore grants is being utilized on the Assam Agricultural University annually, Minister Bora asked the agricultural scientists of the state to interact directly with farmers by following the Vietnamese model of agricultural practice. At the event, he also spoke about the increase in production of cereal crops.
On the other hand, CM Sonowal said that by 2022, a target of a two-fold increase in crop productivity has been set by following achievements in Gujarat. He encouraged the educated youths to actively participate in agricultural sector by announcing 25 percent waiving off in agri loan of Rs. 1 lakh.