Agriculture Ministers Atul Boro visit Haflong to assess current crisis
Atul Bora, Minister, Agriculture, Horticulture & Food Processing and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary
HAFLONG: Atul Bora, Minister, Agriculture, Horticulture & Food Processing and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Assam, accompanied by Phani Bhushan Choudhury, Minister, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumers Affairs, Assam, visited Haflong on Tuesday to review the COVID-19 situation.
Lauding the leadership of Debolal Gorlosa during the pandemic, Agriculture Minister Bora said that Dima Hasao and its people are tackling the current crisis in a remarkable way. He also took stock of the availability of smooth flow of essential commodities in the district. Talking about the prevailing African Swine fever in some parts of the State and Arunachal Pradesh in North East, he stated that Dima Hasao has been lucky to not have been infected with the disease so far. He ensured that veterinary department is taking all steps necessary to prevent the swine fever from entering Dima Hasao .
Briefing media about the objective of their visit to Dima Hasao, the minister said that he had a through meeting with all the departments concerned and any help required from the Council will be rendered by the State government. Ensuring sufficient availability of the food stock, the minister also conveyed that on direction of the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, the farmers and cultivators are being facilitated with all assistance in a prioritized scale. He also instructed the Deputy Commissioner to keep a tab on the prices of commodities and said that prices should be fixed so as to ensure uniformity in the market so that no undue advantage of the situation is taken by any person.