NALBARI, July 19 - Two progressive farmers of Nalbari district recently bagged national awards declared by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in different categories.
In agriculture sector Biju Kalita and Bipul Haloi of Balitara village of the district who were nominated by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Nalbari got the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Antyodaya Krishi Puraskar and Jagjivan Ram Abhinav Kisan Puraskar, ICAR, 2019 respectively.
It may be mentioned here that Biju Kalita and Bipul Haloi both of the same village have been engaged in the farm sector since a long time back. Kalita owns a fishery-based multi-component livestock and horticultural farm with piggery, poultry, dairy and goatery units. His annual income is reportedly more than Rs 21 lakh. Similarly, Bipul Haloi is also engaged primarily in agriculture and horticulture with integrated fishery and livestock components. His annual income is also more than Rs 15 lakh.
Their contribution to the society in food production and doubling farmers income is an inspiration to the youths. Their farms are a massive attraction for the youth who want to take up agriculture as an entrepreneural venture.