GUWAHATI, April 11: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal has advocated for priority profiling and creation of adequate amenities for the farmers of the State to make Assam Agri-business and Rural Transformation Project tgenerate positive waves in the State.
Reviewing the Assam Agri-business and Rural Transformation Project (APART), an Agriculture Department project which has envisioned to add value and improve resilience of agriculture value chains, at the conference room of his office at Jata Bhawan on Wednesday, Sonowal asked the implementing agency to take into account the interests and priorities of the farmers to make APART to script success stories. Since the spirit of APART is to spearhead the welfare of the farmers, including the development of agri-enterprise, agro-cluster and market-led production centres, Sonowal asked the implementing department to create infrastructure for famers’ amenities around the production centres for the success of APART.
APART is a project designed to be implemented for five lakh beneficiaries in the State with an initial fincial outlay of Rs. 1,700 crore. Agri-market, rural haat, warehouse etc., will be built as part of the project.
Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, Chief Minister’s media advisor Hrishikesh Goswami, legal advisor Santanu Bharali, Additiol Chief Secretaries Rajib Bora and others were present at the meeting.