From a Correspondent
GAON (HAIBORGAON), April 26: “For the total development of the agriculture sector although the government through various schemes has been trying over the years, yet due to anomalies or misappropriation of its funds by some corrupt officials or other workers of the department concerned, the government has not reached its goal. The government at present has taken initiatives to trace such corrupt officials and also apprehended few such officials,” said State Water Resource Minister Keshab Mahanta on Wednesday while gracing a function as chief guest held at the office of the District Agricultural Officer in gaon for distribution of power thrillers among the farmers of the district under Bringing Green Revolution Eastern India (BGREI) project.
Mahanta further said that in Assam there was vast potential for agriculture or farming. Using free water which was turally available in the State, Assam could become one of the topmost agricultural States in the country like Punjab. “If the farmers of the State can successfully implement all schemes of the State Government following all modernized methods or using advanced scientific approaches, a day will come when Assam can be first in the entire country,” he added.
In the distribution function, former Chief Minister P K Mahanta, MLAs Rupak Sarma and Siladitya Dey were also present. Out of 205, total 14 power thrillers were distributed among the farmers by minister Keshab Mahanta, PK Mahanta and MLAs Rupak Sarma and Siladitya Dey respectively in the function and the rest will be distributed within a month at the office premise. Interestingly, the beneficiaries will get total Rs 75,000 per power thriller as subsidy under BGREI project.