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Central team reviews agriculture schemes in Mangaldai

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MANGALDAI, March 11 - A high-level Central team is currently in Assam to review the progress of different centrally-sponsored agricultural programmes, including the National Food Safety Mission (NFSM) in various districts of the State. The six-member team headed by Dr K Manoharan, Director of the Jute Development Corporation, Kolkata and Dr R Bhagawati, Chief Scientist of Paddy Research Centre at Gerua in Kamrup (Rural) district, visited the farmers� fields who are involved in hybrid maize and summer paddy cultivation in Darrang district. While visiting the field of the community farming of around 75 hectares wherein 190 local farmers are involved in modern farming at Rangamati under Banglagarh Agriculture Circle of the Agriculture Department, they interacted with the farmers to know their grievances regarding technical support provided by the department in order to boost their income.

The farmers explained before the Central team that they have received adequate support from the authorities concerned to double their income. �In fact, the agriculture officials have been providing high-quality seeds and proper scientific inputs to us for which the production of maize and paddy has been satisfactory,� the farmers� opined during the brief interaction.

The team members assured the farmers of all necessary support from the government side to improve their production.

The team also visited the cultivation of summer paddy at Bhaluk khowapara village in which around 110 farmers are cultivating paddy. They also appreciated the programme implementation system and maintenance of all the data and information maintained by the district agriculture Office. A team of the District Agriculture Office led by District Agriculture Officer Nila Kanta Deka and Agriculture Development Officer Deba Kumar Sarma accompanied the visiting team. Earlier, the visiting team held a discussion with all the officers of the District Agriculture Office and took stock of the progress in the agricultural sector in Darrang district.

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Central team reviews agriculture schemes in Mangaldai

MANGALDAI, March 11 - A high-level Central team is currently in Assam to review the progress of different centrally-sponsored agricultural programmes, including the National Food Safety Mission (NFSM) in various districts of the State. The six-member team headed by Dr K Manoharan, Director of the Jute Development Corporation, Kolkata and Dr R Bhagawati, Chief Scientist of Paddy Research Centre at Gerua in Kamrup (Rural) district, visited the farmers� fields who are involved in hybrid maize and summer paddy cultivation in Darrang district. While visiting the field of the community farming of around 75 hectares wherein 190 local farmers are involved in modern farming at Rangamati under Banglagarh Agriculture Circle of the Agriculture Department, they interacted with the farmers to know their grievances regarding technical support provided by the department in order to boost their income.

The farmers explained before the Central team that they have received adequate support from the authorities concerned to double their income. �In fact, the agriculture officials have been providing high-quality seeds and proper scientific inputs to us for which the production of maize and paddy has been satisfactory,� the farmers� opined during the brief interaction.

The team members assured the farmers of all necessary support from the government side to improve their production.

The team also visited the cultivation of summer paddy at Bhaluk khowapara village in which around 110 farmers are cultivating paddy. They also appreciated the programme implementation system and maintenance of all the data and information maintained by the district agriculture Office. A team of the District Agriculture Office led by District Agriculture Officer Nila Kanta Deka and Agriculture Development Officer Deba Kumar Sarma accompanied the visiting team. Earlier, the visiting team held a discussion with all the officers of the District Agriculture Office and took stock of the progress in the agricultural sector in Darrang district.