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TEZPUR, March 4 - A day-long district Kisan Mela was organised by the Napam-based KVK on Friday at the Baan Theatre here.

The Head of KVK, Sonitpur, Dr PC Deka welcomed the farmers, other participants and dignitaries. Students of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, who are now undergoing rural agricultural work experience programme (RAWEP), presented a chorus at the inaugural session.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr RK Saud, Associate Director of Extension Education, AAU, Jorhat, highlighted the extension activities performed by AAU for the benefit of the farmers� community.

Addressing the gathering, Dr KM Buzarbaruah, Vice Chancellor of AAU, Jorhat, spoke about the agricultural scenario of Assam and touched upon the vital points for doubling income of the farmers.

In this context, he opined that integrated farming system with the combination of crop, livestock, fishery and value addition would definitely serve the purpose of doubling farmers� income.

Tezpur MP (Lok Sabha) RP Sarma advocated organic farming and advised the farming community to take up agriculture on business mode.

Minister for Irrigation, Revenue and Disaster Management, Bhabesh Kalita focussed on the different schemes taken up by the Central and State governments for the benefit of the farmers. He also advised the farmers to take help from the Krishi Vigyan Kendras.

An agricultural exhibition and a horticultural show-cum-competition were also organised. In the exhibition, 15 Government and non-Government organisations participated and showcased their activities. About 156 participants joined the horticultural show-cum-competition which was categorised in 16 sections.

The horticultural show-cum-competition was coordinated by Arifa Momtaz Begum, SMS (Community Science), Sanjukta Saikia, SMS (Plant Protection) and Angana Sarma, SMS (Horticulture).

Earlier, it was declared open for the public by Prakash Chandra Bora, DAO, Sonitpur. Around 650 farmers from various parts of the district attended the programme which was anchored by Namita Dutta, SMS (Soil Science).

Arifa Momtaz Begum subsequently offered the vote of thanks.

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Tezpur meet highlights advantages of integrated farming system

TEZPUR, March 4 - A day-long district Kisan Mela was organised by the Napam-based KVK on Friday at the Baan Theatre here.

The Head of KVK, Sonitpur, Dr PC Deka welcomed the farmers, other participants and dignitaries. Students of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, who are now undergoing rural agricultural work experience programme (RAWEP), presented a chorus at the inaugural session.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr RK Saud, Associate Director of Extension Education, AAU, Jorhat, highlighted the extension activities performed by AAU for the benefit of the farmers� community.

Addressing the gathering, Dr KM Buzarbaruah, Vice Chancellor of AAU, Jorhat, spoke about the agricultural scenario of Assam and touched upon the vital points for doubling income of the farmers.

In this context, he opined that integrated farming system with the combination of crop, livestock, fishery and value addition would definitely serve the purpose of doubling farmers� income.

Tezpur MP (Lok Sabha) RP Sarma advocated organic farming and advised the farming community to take up agriculture on business mode.

Minister for Irrigation, Revenue and Disaster Management, Bhabesh Kalita focussed on the different schemes taken up by the Central and State governments for the benefit of the farmers. He also advised the farmers to take help from the Krishi Vigyan Kendras.

An agricultural exhibition and a horticultural show-cum-competition were also organised. In the exhibition, 15 Government and non-Government organisations participated and showcased their activities. About 156 participants joined the horticultural show-cum-competition which was categorised in 16 sections.

The horticultural show-cum-competition was coordinated by Arifa Momtaz Begum, SMS (Community Science), Sanjukta Saikia, SMS (Plant Protection) and Angana Sarma, SMS (Horticulture).

Earlier, it was declared open for the public by Prakash Chandra Bora, DAO, Sonitpur. Around 650 farmers from various parts of the district attended the programme which was anchored by Namita Dutta, SMS (Soil Science).

Arifa Momtaz Begum subsequently offered the vote of thanks.