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CM boosts morale of farmers at Maloibari


JORABAT, May 19 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday visited Maloibari in Kamrup Metro district and took stock of agricultural activities in the region and assured the farmers of all possible help from the government.

The Chief Minister interacted with farmers engaged in harvesting of paddy in the agricultural fields and appreciated their hard work, and stated that he has visited the area to encourage them.

Along with other initiatives, Sonowal directed the agriculture department to provide seeds to the farmers by October every year, stating that timely distribution of seeds can help farmers increase production.

The Chief Minister also inspected the functioning of paddy reaper machines distributed by the agriculture department to the farmers. He also urged them to strongly maintain social distancing during work.

Talking to mediapersons, he pitched for �Make in Assam� in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s �Make in India� initiative, and asked the people of the State to opt for local products.

He said one should be vocal for popularising local products in order to revive the country�s economy and build a self-reliant Assam.

�As everybody knows that the future of Assam lies in the agriculture sector, we would focus on building a strong agri-economy,� said the Chief Minister while also stating that a large number of youths engaged in the sector have already become independent.

Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, Guwahati Development Department Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya, MP Queen Oja, Dispur MLA Atul Bora and Lahowal MLA Rituparna Baruah accompanied Sonowal during the visit.

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