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Pulses on fallow land

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 30: Assam Agriculture Department is ready to implement a programme for utilization of paddy fallow areas by growing pulses and oil seeds crops with technological support from Assam Agricultural University (AAU). The ambitious scheme under 9O:10 per cent sharing basis of Central and State Governments is going to be implemented in gaon, Golaghat and Sivasagar districts on the basis or quantum of rice fallow areas in the districts.

Since sowing time of regular pulses and oil seeds varieties is almost over the department has decided to advocate late sowing varieties on accordance with the recommendation from AAU. In a bid to increase farmers’ income through utilization of rice fallow area the department is going to implement the scheme on a trial basis. On successful implementation of this ambitions scheme the Central Government is planning to expand it further next year. In an effort to discuss pros and cons pertaining execution of the scheme a meeting was held on last Tuesday under the Chairmanship of Agriculture Minister, Atul Bora. The meeting, attended by Vice Chancellor, AAU, Dr. K. Bujarbaruah, Additiol Chief Secretary and Agricultural Production Commissioner KK Mittal, Agriculture Commissioner Amlan Baruah, Secretary and Director Juri Phukan and Chief Scientist, RAPS, AAU. Dr. Hemendra Chandra Bhattacharya had decided on the issue of variety, area and technical cooperation from KKV along with other relevant issues.

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