NALBARI, Jan 21 � Minister of Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs Nilamoni Sen Deka said that the State Government has decided to increase the coverage of hybrid paddy upto ten per cent in the next session from the present two per cent in the State.
Addressing the open meeting of the two-day farmers meet held at Chamata in Nalbari district on January 15 and 16 Deka further said that the State will become a surplus in agriculture within next three years. He added that the Agriculture department under the Double Cropping Mission scheme distributed seeds of potato and mustard worth Rs 80 crore. �We are going to get production of potato and mustard worth Rs 900 crore in this seasons,� the Agriculture Minister said.
The minister declared that the State Government has also decided to procure paddy through the Deputy Commissioners from the next session. He added that the State government has been procuring paddy through the Food Corporation of India (FCI) but this procurement process is to some extent complicated.
The open meeting presided over by Dr Ramani Barman was addressed among others by Dr Hemendra Bhattacharya, director Extension Education of AAU, Jorhat, Dr Mridul Deka, Scientist of KVK, Nalbari, Niloy Sarma, joint director Agriculture. The two-day farmers meet was organised by Prokalpa Chamata Saikshik Samity.