GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Assam Legislative Assembly headed by its chairman Rajdeep Goala visited the Bokolia Seed Farm in Karbi Anglong district recently.
The farm, having an area of 90 bighas of land under various crops, is under the Department of Agriculture, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council.
The PAC team visited different crop areas of the farm and took stock of the infrastructure there.
It first visited the Sali paddy area. The farm grows Ranjit and Swarna Masuri varieties of Sali paddy and the yield is around 50-60 quintals per hectare.
The team expressed satisfaction with the trial results of three new varieties of paddy which have not yet been given names, grown at the farm in collaboration with the Regional Agriculture Research Station, Diphu.
The visiting PAC members inspected the infrastructure facilities at the place, including the farm training centre-cum-guest house, godown, threshing floor and machineries like tractor, power-tiller and mower.
They visited the greenhouse where areca nut and passion fruit seedlings are raised.
The team members suggested that the height of the areca nut seedbed be raised.
It also visited the mother plant nursery of the farm where mango, litchi, pomegranate, guava and seedless Assam lemon is grown in an area spread over three hectares.