Dispur to expand latest Agri-Horti tech to farmers

GUWAHATI, June 16: In order to benefit and acclimatize the farmers of the state with the world’s latest technology, the Additional Chief Secretary VS Bhaskar, who is also the Agricultural Production Commissioner along with the Director of Horticulture and Food Processing Prabin Hazarika visited the ‘Centre of Excellence for Vegetables and Flowers’ located in Khetri, near Guwahati on Saturday, a government communiqué said.

Highlighting in length with the objective, the top executive duo said that the ‘Centre of Excellence for Vegetables and Flowers’ will be made self-sustainable. In association with the Department of Horticulture and Food Processing, the government is planning to make the Centre commercially viable, so that the farmers of the state can also avail the benefits of the latest technology.

Notably, the centre has been set up as a demonstrating unit with the world’s latest technology from Israel, Holland and other countries. During their visit, the duo observed the feasibility of the decision. The Centre provides the latest method of farming with new innovated technology where the farmers can learn and adopt the method of farming, training to cultivate, and marketing of their produce with a minimum cost investment.
During the visit, Bakul Saikia, Senior Agricultural Development Officer and Bipul Das, In-charge, Centre of Excellence for Vegetables and Flowers took part in the technical discussion, the communiqué added.