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Experts visit Sugarcane Research Station

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DERGAON, Nov 18 - Following the popularity of sugarcane species for special quality molasses developed by Burahlikson Sugarcane Research Station (BSRS) of Assam Agricultural University (AAU) near here, the State Government is all set to implement different schemes to promote sugarcane cultivation.

After shutting down Barua Bamungaon Cooperative Sugar Mill and Kampur Sugar Mill, and rapid development of smallscale tea plantations, the farmers here diverted towards tea plantation. However, the success story of Burahlikson Sugarcane Research Station has brought back a ray of hope to the farmers cultivating sugarcane for better production.

With a view to promote sugarcane production, the Principal Secretary to the Government of Assam for Industry, Commerce and Mineral Resources, Ravi Kapoor, had a discussion with the chief scientist of AAU, Dr Bijnan Chandra Bordoloi regarding sugarcane cultivation.

In this connection, an expert of the Indian Sugar Mill Association in New Delhi, Deep Malik, along with Additional Director of Industry and Commerce PK Saikia, Deputy Director of Agricultural Department Mahesh Barman, Sugarcane Development Officer (Barua Bamungaon) KK Pandit, sugarcane specialists PK Gupta, Raja Srivastava, GV Singh and Binoy Singh visited the Burahlikson Sugarcane Research Station to take stock of the progress and had a discussion with the scientists here.

During the discussion, the present status of sugarcane cultivation, prospects, quality of soil, irrigation and agriculture system and technique were discussed in detail. The team also took stock of the quality of sugarcane species developed by the scientists here. The experts also discussed the low production rate of sugarcane cultivation in comparison to the all-India rate and reviewed the prospects of higher production with the help of latest technology, etc.

The expert team also visited Khanikar Sugarcane Farm Cooperative Ltd and interacted with the local farmers there.

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Experts visit Sugarcane Research Station

DERGAON, Nov 18 - Following the popularity of sugarcane species for special quality molasses developed by Burahlikson Sugarcane Research Station (BSRS) of Assam Agricultural University (AAU) near here, the State Government is all set to implement different schemes to promote sugarcane cultivation.

After shutting down Barua Bamungaon Cooperative Sugar Mill and Kampur Sugar Mill, and rapid development of smallscale tea plantations, the farmers here diverted towards tea plantation. However, the success story of Burahlikson Sugarcane Research Station has brought back a ray of hope to the farmers cultivating sugarcane for better production.

With a view to promote sugarcane production, the Principal Secretary to the Government of Assam for Industry, Commerce and Mineral Resources, Ravi Kapoor, had a discussion with the chief scientist of AAU, Dr Bijnan Chandra Bordoloi regarding sugarcane cultivation.

In this connection, an expert of the Indian Sugar Mill Association in New Delhi, Deep Malik, along with Additional Director of Industry and Commerce PK Saikia, Deputy Director of Agricultural Department Mahesh Barman, Sugarcane Development Officer (Barua Bamungaon) KK Pandit, sugarcane specialists PK Gupta, Raja Srivastava, GV Singh and Binoy Singh visited the Burahlikson Sugarcane Research Station to take stock of the progress and had a discussion with the scientists here.

During the discussion, the present status of sugarcane cultivation, prospects, quality of soil, irrigation and agriculture system and technique were discussed in detail. The team also took stock of the quality of sugarcane species developed by the scientists here. The experts also discussed the low production rate of sugarcane cultivation in comparison to the all-India rate and reviewed the prospects of higher production with the help of latest technology, etc.

The expert team also visited Khanikar Sugarcane Farm Cooperative Ltd and interacted with the local farmers there.