BOKO, Oct 11 - The Agriculture Minister, Rokibul Hussain, laid the foundation stone of Centre of Excellence for citrus fruits at Bamunigaon, Chaygaon LAC, along with Parliamentary Secretary of Education and Chaygaon MLA, Rekibuddin Ahmed, Kamrup (R) DC Vinod Seshan and Mahila Congress leader Nandita Das.
The total budget allotted for this centre is Rs 5 crore. While addressing the public meeting held on the occasion, Rokibul Hussain announced that a fruit processing unit would also be inaugurated in the area soon.
In his speech, he said, �The area is very good for citrus fruits and this centre will open a new direction for farmer of the locality.� Chaygaon MLA added that the centre could provide employment to youths of the locality, especially the Garo community as their main agriculture product is citrus. On the occasion, Agriculture Minister also distributed Kisan Credit Card, power tiller, spray machine, paddy wider and high quality orange plants to the farmer.