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State farmers to get identity cards

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 20 - Agriculture Minister Atul Bora today told the Assembly that for the first time the farmers in the State would get identity cards which would ensure that they get benefit from various government-funded schemes and programmes without any hindrance.

Replying to a question by BJP legislator Kushal Duori , Bora said that the Government was according top priority on quality and quantity and that the previous Government had compromised a lot on both. He also assured that anomalies in the implementation of agricultural schemes and projects in the past would now be probed.

Bora added that the State Government had already introduced soil health cards and those were being distributed to farmers.

Replying to another question by BPF legislator Rabiram Narzary, Bora said that as per data published by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, the annual production of paddy in Assam during 2014-15 was 81,62,348 MT. This, he added, was sufficient to meet the State�s requirement.

Bora said that Assam also exported 79,248.59 quintal rice to neighbouring States during 2015-16.

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