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Awareness programme on PMFVY held in Udalguri

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

TANGLA, May 29: To imbibe the knowledge of crop insurance, a farmers’ awareness programme regarding the implementation of the new Union Government sponsored crop insurance scheme – Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yoja (PMFVY) - was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Lalpool in Udalguri district on Saturday.

Mangaldai MP Ramen Deka attended the programme as chief guest and lit the ceremonial lamp in presence of Rihon Daimari, State PHE, Food and Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs minister ,Charan Boro, MLA Mazbat, Mitharam Basumatari, former EM BTC and Sadha Hojai, Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri.

In his speech, Ramen Deka highlighted the importance of the insurance scheme and hoped that the scheme would be percolated to the farmers in the remotest area of the district. Addressing the farmers, minister Rihon Daimari said, “With the coming of the new government in the State, it has brought rays of hopes for the farming community.”

Earlier, addressing the farmers, Dr KM Bujarbaruah, Vice Chancellor, AAU (Jorhat) said, “Use of chemical fertilizers is to be replaced today by organic process as with the development of the agricultural field we will have to be concerned about our health.”

Meanwhile Dr D Borah , programme coorditor, KVK ,Udalguri, while explaining the objectives of the scheme, pointed out that this centrally-sponsored scheme had already come into effect from April 1 throughout the country under the aegis of 642 centres of KVK.

The programme was also attended by Dr A Chakraborty , Dr BC Deka, Director ATARI zone 3 , District Officers from State Agriculture , Veteriry , Sericulture and Fishery Development departments , besides about 1,000 farmers , members from panchayats and NGOs from various parts of the district. The meeting also witnessed ceremonial distribution of Soil Health Cards among 1,000 selected farmers. The day-long programme also featured an exhibition where about 15 stalls from various government departments including Agriculture, Veteriry, Sericulture, NGOs and farmers groups were displayed.

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