Pramila Rani Brahma urged farmers to adopt scientific method, revive work culture
Kokrajhar: The 1st Bodoland Krishok Samaroh under the aegis of BTC department got underway from Thursday at Madhapur, Barama in Baksa district. State Social Welfare Minister Pramila Rani Brahma ceremonially inaugurated the grand farmers’ meet.
Addressing the gathering as chief guest, minister Pramila Rani Brahma said the Krishok Samaroh organized by the BTC agriculture department would help farmers get ideas on the scientific method of farming. She called upon the farmers to have innovative ideas and scientific methods to enhance productivity. She also said that the adoption of the scientific method was a necessity in the present times and farmers should go for organic revolution.
Brahma said the indigenous people of the State were very laborious but nowadays the work culture was reduced drastically. “We see our paddy fields almost barren in the year but when we cross the inter-State boundary and move towards West Bengal, we see green fields everywhere,” she said, adding that the farmers of the State should revive work culture and go for multiple cropping.
She further said, “Life is meaningless without soul and similarly, without agriculture, we cannot expect economic development.” She also said reminded the farmers that work was religion and everybody should lay emphasis on work culture.
The Director of ATARI, Umium of Meghalaya, Dr. Bidyut Chandan Deka said in his speech that the farmers of indigenous communities were not so competitive. He called upon farmers to dedicate themselves to increasing productivity with the scientific methods.
Earlier, the EM of Agriculture, BTC, Ansumwi Khunggur Boro gave the welcome address. The meeting was also addressed by MLAs Maneswar Brahma and Thaneswar Basumatary, Baksa DC Ranjan Sharma and attended by BTC Secretary Carol Narzary and other dignitaries.