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Assam Government to Set Up Agricultural Commission

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that the Assam government will set up an Agricultural commission with experts and scientists to explore commercial agricultural production

Assam Government to Set Up Agricultural Commission

Sentinel Digital Desk

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister announced that the state government will form an Agricultural Commission comprised of specialists and agricultural scientists to explore commercial agricultural production opportunities in Assam.

It will make recommendations on how to boost production and farmers' profits." in an event at Naba Dihira in Baksa district

Sarma lay the foundation stone for the College of Agroforestry and Biodiversity as well as the Bengal Florican Conservation, Research, and Ecotourism Site. At the ceremony, he also inaugurated 107 Anganwadi Centers built using MGNREGA funds for the years 2021-22.

He claimed that Kokolabari Agri Farm has a long history and that the BTR government has been working to expand the farm. He also spoke on the state government's efforts to raise Assam's per capita income and GDP while maximizing the use of the state's resources.

Sarma also claimed that despite having a favorable climate for agriculture and related industries, Assam continues to import food from other countries. Only words can move a race forward if no one is prepared to work hard, and he asserted that aggressive agricultural operations are essential for achieving self-sufficiency.

Both the state government and the BTR administration have agreed to work together to establish a national-level institute at Kokolabari Agri Farm. He also stated that extra funds will be allocated to the Soil Conservation Department for the implementation of river erosion control plans in the area, as well as consideration of all other requests from the local community.

Later, the Chief Minister met with representatives of the local population, NGOs, and Manas National Park forest officials. He also presented certificates of appreciation to forest guards, foresters, and others who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the MNP. He also stated that the state government will consider alternatives for implementing ecotourism and other livelihood projects for the local residents.

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