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Govt bid to boost agri productivity

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Jan 14: The State Government has in recent years introduced various schemes to raise productivity in agriculture and allied activities and more efforts will be made in the sector in the days to come.

This was stated by Nilamani Sen Deka, Minister for Agriculture� Horticulture and Food Processing, while interacting with farmers at the ongoing 1st Assam International Agri-Horticultural Show 2014 at the College of Veterinary Science Playground, Khanapara here on Saturday..

�Farmers are the backbone of the State�s economy and the department has introduced several schemes to assist farmers of all section and encourage better production both in quality and quantity,� he said, according to an official statement.

Explaining the need of such mega events, Deka said exposures at this scale would encourage the farming community and progressive farmers to yield better results thus helping the State to reach par with other states in the country.

Meanwhile, on Friday, a seminar on market linked horticultural roadmap for Assam was organised, along with special sessions on soil health, irrigation practices and modern techniques in agriculture in the North East.

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