SILCHAR, Nov 25 - The BJP MLA from Borkhola constituency in Cachar district Kishore Nath said that a proposal for setting up an agricultural university here has been sent to the Government for its due consideration and approval.
Addressing a gathering at the Krishi Mela organised by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of Cachar, Nath said that lack of an agricultural university impedes proper imparting of farming know-how to the farmers of the valley.
A proposal for setting up the university by using 50 hectares within the premises of KVK has been sent to the Government. Once it gets approved, farmers can reap great benefits from the university. Also, it would help researchers in the agricultural sector as well.
On the other hand, Udharbondh legislator Mihir Kanti Shome, who was also in the meeting, said that the State Government led by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has laid stress on development of agriculture and has advocated improving welfare of the farmers� fraternity as well. Shome batted for multiple-cropping practice by the farmers.
Meanwhile, in his welcome address, Dr P Choudhury, chief scientist at the KVK said that there must be a two-way communication and sharing of ideas and queries between the farmers and scientists at the KVK.
He also urged the students of schools and colleges to encourage and inform the farmers about the pros and cons of adopting improved farming techniques.