TEZPUR, March 16 - The Scientific Advisory Committee of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sonitpur assembled here recently at the Sonitpur Zila Parishad office to formulate the annual action plan for the next year.
The meeting was chaired by Dr HC Bhattacharyya, Director of Extension Education, Assam Agricultural University. Dr Bhattacharyya, in his opening remarks, appealed for a united effort to glorify the farming profession. Expressing concern over the migration of rural youth to the service sector, he said that attracting youths in the farming sector is the need of the hour.
Special invitee, Dr GN Hazarika, Director of Research of Assam Agricultural University, stressed on seed production, particularly pulses and oilseeds, as the State spends heavily to buy them from other States.
Dr PC Deka, Programme Coordinator, presented the annual action plan in the house, which offered a host of measures covering aspects, like 25 per cent increase in crop area towards organic farming, boosting pulse and oilseeds output, conducting more demonstration on sectors like floriculture and strawberry cultivation, etc.
The meeting was attended by the district heads of agriculture, veterinary, soil conservation, forestry, Prasar Bharati, sericulture, handloom and textile, DICC; NGO activists, entrepreneurs, several progressive farmers and KVK scientist and staff.
Anjan Krishna Sarmah offered the vote of thanks.