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Govt to help farmers in agar cultivation, says Suklabaidya

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JORABAT, Aug 23 - State Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Friday announced the government�s move on relaxing restrictions on cultivation of the scented agar tree.

A sapling plantation programme was organised at Prime mustard oil factory by RSH Agro Products Pvt Ltd in Ambher village in Jorabat, where the Forest Minister, who was the chief guest, also planted a few agar saplings. The event was organised to promote agar cultivation in the state.

Suklabaidya, in his speech, spoke about the economic benefits of agar cultivation, and encouraged the industries to plant agar trees in their campuses as it would help control pollution.

�This landmark decision of the government would help uplift the farmers of our state economically. The government is very keen to provide all possible help to the farmers in agar cultivation and also connecting them internationally by removing the middlemen, allowing farmers to gain more profit,� Suklabaidya told mediapersons.

It may be mentioned here that the State Cabinet has approved growing and cutting of agar and sandalwood trees on non-forest land. This will promote cultivation of agar and sandalwood in the state. The Cabinet also approved setting up of an international trade centre for agar in Golaghat. An agreement has been signed with IIT-Guwahati to help increase agar cultivation in the state.

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Govt to help farmers in agar cultivation, says Suklabaidya

JORABAT, Aug 23 - State Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Friday announced the government�s move on relaxing restrictions on cultivation of the scented agar tree.

A sapling plantation programme was organised at Prime mustard oil factory by RSH Agro Products Pvt Ltd in Ambher village in Jorabat, where the Forest Minister, who was the chief guest, also planted a few agar saplings. The event was organised to promote agar cultivation in the state.

Suklabaidya, in his speech, spoke about the economic benefits of agar cultivation, and encouraged the industries to plant agar trees in their campuses as it would help control pollution.

�This landmark decision of the government would help uplift the farmers of our state economically. The government is very keen to provide all possible help to the farmers in agar cultivation and also connecting them internationally by removing the middlemen, allowing farmers to gain more profit,� Suklabaidya told mediapersons.

It may be mentioned here that the State Cabinet has approved growing and cutting of agar and sandalwood trees on non-forest land. This will promote cultivation of agar and sandalwood in the state. The Cabinet also approved setting up of an international trade centre for agar in Golaghat. An agreement has been signed with IIT-Guwahati to help increase agar cultivation in the state.