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New agricultural schemes announced

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, February 1: State Agriculture Minister Rakibul Hussain today announced a slew of short–term and long–term schemes so as to bring the department back on track. Talking to newsmen today, Hussain said: “The department, for the first time in its history, will go for cultivation of Boro paddy in 50,000 bighas of land at 200 different places in the state. This part, 44 low–cost onion stocking facilities will be constructed in the state so as to preserve onion for crisis time. This work will start within 15 days. Adequate care will also be taken to bail out the farmers at the time of crisis for the sell of paddy so that the brokers can’t cheat them.” The minister further said that the department would revive its sick corporations and other agencies. “In order to make agricultural officers stay in fields, quarters for them will be constructed at as many as 219 places in the State,” the minister said, and all these works would be iugurated by the Chief Minister soon.

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