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Assam Agricultural University team visits Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Dibrugarh

A very high level five-member team of Assam Agricultural University (AAU) Jorhat lead by Vice-Chancellor Dr.Bidyut Chandan Deka paid a two-day visit to the Krishi Vigyan Kendra here and took part in a series of activities of the Kendra.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Sep 2021 4:26 AM GMT

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DIBRUGARH: A very high level five-member team of Assam Agricultural University (AAU) Jorhat lead by Vice-Chancellor Dr.Bidyut Chandan Deka paid a two-day visit to the Krishi Vigyan Kendra here and took part in a series of activities of the Kendra.

This team comprises of AAU Registrar Tapan Kumar Gohain, ACS, Director of Research (Agri), Dr.Ashok Bhattacharya, Director (DSW) Dr.Rana Pratap Bhuyan and Associate Director of Extension Education, Dr. Manuranjan Neog. The entire team took stock of the situation of all the activities of KVK Dibrugarh and monitored the Participatory Seed Production Plot of Ranjit Sub-1 at Kunwar Gaon Khowang and Saini Natural Tea Farm at Tingkhong. Senior Scientist Dr Diganta Sarmah while welcoming the team, briefed about the programme of activities and technology showcased at various field levels from the Kendra.

While addressing and interacting with the diverse group of a farming community of the district, the AAU VC Dr BC Deka laid emphasis on some very critical areas like development of tea-based Agro-tourism, complete adoption of suitable improved agricultural technologies as effective business venture capable of leveraging sustained, remunerative and respectable income and profit for the greater benefit of farming community for their better standard of living and also to boost the economy of Assam. He also directed the scientists of KVK to give timely importance in producing bio-inputs, organic agriculture for the greater interest of a farming community of the district.

Dr Deka also inaugurated an Agri-Fair organized at the kendra where KVK Dibrugarh promoted several SHGs and urged them to produce and market value-added products having very high potential in both local and foreign markets.

Tapan Kumar Gohain, ACS registrar of AAU urged the farmers to go for double or multiple cropping to enhance their farm income after Sali rice as the size of landholding is decreasing year after year besides the fragmentation of landholding. The Director of Research(Agri) Dr.Ashok Bhattacharya informed the participants to take the advantage of all suitable high yielding varieties of crops along with its improved method of crop cultivation developed by Assam Agricultural University. Dr. Ranapratap Bhuyan emphasized on the production of organic tea without zero negligence to its all quality parameters prescribed and preferred by both experts and consumers.

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