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ICAR to take up projects for utilization of unused paddy fields

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

JORHAT, Feb 27: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) director general and secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra visited Jorhat on Monday.

During his day-long visit, Mohapatra laid the foundation stone of the training hostel of tiol Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning regiol centre, Jorhat at Rowriah. He also iugurated the staff quarter of the centre.

In his speech, he said there were 73 universities and 663 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) in different parts of the country under ICAR. It also provides adequate funds to the universities for agricultural development in the country.  He also said at least 35 per cent paddy fields in Assam remain unused after the crop season was over. So the ICAR was planning to take up some projects for utilization of these unused paddy fields, he added.  

In the meeting, Jorhat MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Dr. S K Singh, Director NBSS gpur, Dr. S K Choudhary, Assistant Director General of ICAR, New Delhi and Dr. Anup Kumar Baruah, Director of Tea Research Centre, among others were present.

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