JORHAT, Dec 21 - Assam Agricultural University (AAU) today handed over a list of 53 varieties of rice, pulses, oil seeds, fiber crops, vegetables, tuber crops and forage to the officials of State Agriculture department after the scientists and experts of the university recommended the varieties to be preferable for more productivity and profit-making agricultural activities across the State in different agro-climatic conditions.
Out of the total 53 recommended crop-varieties AAU developed 28 by its own scientific methologies, which belong to rice (9 varieties), pulses (11), oil seeds (4) and others belong to jutes and fibres and herbs.
For the recommendation of crop-varieties and agricultural technologies AAU and the State Agriculture department jointly organised a workshop at the auditorium of the university.
Participating in the inaugural session of the seminar AAU Vice Chancellor Dr Kamal Malla Bujarbaruah said that if the officers of the department provide proper guidance to the farmers for the recommended varieties of crops every farmer will reap the benefit from those crops.
�After practical research for 3 to 4 years on the varieties of crops our scientists and experts have recommended these for the farmers of the State. If the officers of the department can guide the farmers properly during the farming and harvesting every farmer will get the benefit from those recommended varieties,� said Dr Bujarbaruah.
He urged the officers of the Agriculture department, scientists and experts of the university to work in a joint effort for the progress of the State agricultural development.
Attending the programme the director of the Agriculture department Dr Kabindra Borkakoty said that the technologies and varieties of crops, developed by AAU scientists were expected to yield better result in production in different climatic conditions.
�We will have to make the farmers aware of proper utility of the technologies which are developed by our experts. The varieties of crops developed by AAU scientists will give us better result. As the climate has changed farmers have to adopt the new methods. The recommended varieties of crops will give better results,� said Dr Borkakoty.
Scientists of various departments of AAU, programme coordinators of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) and the agriculture officers from various districts attended the workshop.