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JORHAT, April 1: The Assam Agricultural University (AAU) is not only doing excellent service for Assam but also marching to reach its goal intertiolly in the field of teaching, research and extension, said Atul Bora, State Agriculture Minister, during his address as chief guest on the occasion of the 49 foundation day of AAU in Jorhat on Saturday.
The Agriculture Minister said he was immense happy to get to know that AAU was awarded with Best Agricultural University award, along with the Vice-Chancellor of this university who was conferred the Best Vice-Chancellor award recently. He also lauded the research work being carried out by the scientists of AAU who had made substandard progress in crop science research. Basically in rice breeding this university has made significant achievement in enhancing the rice productivity in flood-affected areas of eastern India, including several areas throughout the State of Assam, especially Majuli. The rice varieties Ranjit and Bahadur have shown the way of development.
AAU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Kamal Mallav Buzarbaruah highlighted different flagship programmes in the agricultural sector and also discussed how farmers’ income could be doubled by 2022. He stressed programmes to double the income and chalked out a road map. He laid emphasis on good soil support and increasing the distribution of soil health cards. Second, he spoke about the irrigation process throughout the State and to make a clear-cut assessment which was necessary for ICAR and KVKs across the country.
The university has made several recommendations with regard to crop and soil magement. Some of these are depth and interval of irrigation for higher productivity and water use efficiency of crops mainly rice, toria, mustard, tomato, potato, brinjal, broccoli and papaya, and rice-based cropping sequences for higher income and productivity. In organic farming research, the university will give a bio-inputs along with their microbial enriched products in recommending effective nutrient magement modules, Dr KM Buzarbaruah further added.
On the occasion of the 49th foundation day, a total of nine teachers were awarded for their outstanding contribution in the field of research, teaching and extension purposes. From the Faculty of Agriculture, Dr. Nivedita Deka, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Chetia and Dr. Hiranya Kumar Bhattacharyya, from Faculty of Veteriry Science, Dr. NN Barman and Dr. CC Baruah, from Faculty of Fishery Science Dr. Bibah Chetiaq Borah, and from Faculty of Home Science Dr. Pronti Das and Dr Mamoni Das. The best performer of THT in B.Sc (Agri) programme, Gargi Baruah was also awarded.
During the 49th foundation day programme, other guests present were Arpon Saikia, the Registrar of AAU, Bhaben Bharali, MLA-cum-member of the board of magement of AAU, Dr. Dipti Kumar Bora, Campus Director, along with teachers, research scientists, scholars and junior scientists.
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