From our Correspondent
TINSUKIA, March 4: The three-day long vocatiol training on ‘Entrepreneurship Development through citrus farming’ concluded on Friday with 45 farmers from across the district.
It was organized at Citrus Research Station (CRS), Assam Agricultural University, Tinsukia in collaboration with ICAR-tiol Centre for Integrated Pest Magement New Delhi. While iugurating the programme, Ranjan Kumar Chakraborty, Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia as chief guest, called upon the citrus growers to take the benefit of scientific research carried out by CRS for propagation citrus crop. Dr G.N.Hazarika, Director of Research (AAU), and NK Dhar, DFO (wildlife) were present among others. The DC also appealed to scientists of CRS to explore the best scientific methods in the field of citrus research. Dr A.C. Barbora, chief scientist CRS, welcomed the participants and guests and emphasized scientific cultivation of Assam lemon and orange on commercial basis.
The dignitaries along with Dr Barbora released two publications and a video CD which dealt on different aspects of orange production. A total of 15 resource persons comprising of scientists and officials from CRS, KVK, ATMA and State agricultural department imparted the training. The course director of the training programme, Dr Sikha Deka, while handing over the certificates to the participants on the concluding day, hoped that the training programme would help citrus growers increasing their productivity.