From our Correspondent
HOWRAGHAT, July 12: To encourage farmers of Karbi Anglong hill district, a series of Kishan Mela is being organized in the four legislative assembly constituencies basically under the Diphu, Howraghat, Bokajan and Baithalangso constituencies by the Department of Agriculture, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC). After the successful Kishan Mela held recently at Donkamukam under Bailthalangso legislative assembly, on Sunday too, a large agricultural trade fair was held by the Department of Agriculture at Longkam Terang Auditorium premises, Dokmoka under Howraghat legislative assembly constituency.
Before formal iuguration of the Kishan Mela, 2015, a public meeting was organized by the Agriculture Department where Mongal Sing Timung, EM for Agriculture department, KAAC, Health & Family Planning department, EM, Ashok Teron, Bidya Sing Rongpi, EM in charge of PHE department, KAAC, Timothy Das Hanse, Director of Agriculture (Horticulture) Government of Assam and senior officials like Mahesh Rajbongshi, District Agriculture Officer (DAO), bin Chandra Doley, Assistant Director of Agriculture, Karbi Anglong and SK Tiwary Subdivisiol Agriculture Officer were present.
Mahesh Rajbongshi, explained the objective of the meeting and elaborately highlighted on the modern method needed for massive production and productivity of major crops grown in the hill district.
On the other hand, addressing the farmers, Timothi Das Hanse, Director of Agriculture (Horticulture), Government of Assam, lauded the successful farmers of Karbi Anglong. He said that different crops produced in Karbi Anglong, whether horticulture or paddy cultivation, maged to bring pride to the State. He further said that fruits produced in Karbi Anglong like oranges and pineapples had become popular and were much in demand outside the State.
The meeting was also addressed by Ashok Teron, Bidyasing Rongpi and Mongal Sing Timung. Hundreds of farmers and local people thronged the agricultural Kishan Mela on Sunday. Farmers welcomed and admired the advanced technologies and new ideas and innovations. Later, different agricultural inputs and mechanical tools were given free-of-cost and some in the rate of subsidy in order to support the poor farmers.
According to the departmental report, two Kishan Melas will be held soon in Diphu and Bokajan legislative assembly constituencies respectively.