By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 27: “Krishi and Rishi are the fundamental basis of India. The future of the State rests on judicious utilization of agricultural potential with special focus on organic farming,” said Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal while speaking at a workshop on Agriculture organized by Bharatiya Kishan Morcha at Krishi Vigyan Kendra located at Kanhikuchi in the city today.
Highlighting the role of farmers in social development, the Chief Minister said that the Government has decided to proceed aggressively on organic farming to maintain ecological balance. He also laid stress on the need to make farming more popular in the state and stated that the Chief Minister’s Samagra Gramya Unyan Yoja is aimed at transforming the rural economy focusing on farm-based industry through investment of Rs. 1.2 crore each revenue village.
Further stating that all government schemes are targeted at improving the condition of rural poor, the Chief Minister favoured coordited effort of Agriculture, Soil and Irrigation Department and effective utilization of post-monsoon period for increased agricultural production in the State. Sonowal also said that already Assam Agricultural University has been entrusted with the responsibility of producing two varieties of paddy seeds for cultivation which can be harvested within three months.
Stating that the Mega Herbal and Food Park which will soon come up at Balipara in Sonitpur district will offer vast agricultural avenues for the farmers, the Chief Minister urged the participants of the workshop to spread the message of medicil farming in each household.
KVK coorditor Dr. Dhirendra th Kalita and other functiories of Bharatiya Kishan Morcha were present in the workshop.