MANGALDAI, Aug 27 - The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Darrang today organised a district level farmers� meet here at the district library auditorium to discuss doubling farmers� income and pledge to achieve it by 2022. The meet has been a part of the new India movement to build it as one the most economically enriched country in the world through firm promises as shown by the freedom fighters during the start of the Quit India Movement in 1942 and kept it until achieving the independence within a period of only five years.
Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest Ramen Deka, MP, Mangaldai Lok Sabha underlined the importance of applying proper farming technology to yield more agriculture production in less area of farming land at this stage when population has been increasing against fast reducing of farm lands. The chief guest also read out the pledge for a new corruption and pollution free economically prosperous new India in next five years.
The meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner, Darrang Ashok Kr Barman was also addressed by Gurujyoti Das, MLA, Mangaldai, Dr Manoranjan Neog, Associate Director, Extension Education, AAU, Jorhat and Narnarayan Nath, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Darrang among others.
The speakers highlighted the seven points strategy of the Central Government to double the farmers� income from integrated irrigation (PM Sinchai Yojana), high yielding seeds, storage of agri products, crop insurance (PM Fasal Beema Yojana), soil health card to unified market facility and composite farming. The speakers also discussed on other relevant issues including risk of developing killer diseases like the cancer following consumption of agri products resulting from excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticide and urged upon the farmers for practicing organic farming for a better future.
Earlier, in the welcome address Dr Pabitra Kr Bordoloi, the chief of KVK, Darrang explained that how they have already taken up a pilot project for doubling farmers� income in Gorgori village in the district and hoped that they would achieve the result well ahead of time. The meet which ended with the vote of thanks from Rinkumani Phookan, SMS, KVK, Darrang also witnessed distribution of soil health cards to few selected farmers by the guests. Around eight hundred farmers across the district besides officials and staff of different Government departments like Agriculture, Veterinary, NABARD, Lead Bank etc., attended the daylong meet.