GUWAHATI, May 14 � The State Government has envisaged a new project called �Assam Agricultural Commercialisation and Rural Transformation� in association with the World Bank, which would bring world class expertise to Assam to hasten economic prosperity of the farmers.
Disclosing this at a meeting with a World Bank team at his official residence at Khanapara here this evening, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that his government is mulling to execute the project to bring in knowledge, technology and expertise in the rural space to bolster rural development in the State, said an official press release.
The project is meant for development of farmers� skill, improved agricultural production and market-related extension service to stimulate rural transformation. The project has different components � agriculture, handloom, sericulture and textile � and in the beginning, the project will be launched in a modular manner and subsequently its enormity will be expanded.
While discussing the project with the World Bank team, the Chief Minister also called for a cluster approach and called upon the farmers of the State to develop entrepreneurial skills for reaping optimum benefits from the project. He also asked the World Bank team to prepare a roadmap for the project and assured all possible support for implementation of the same.
Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture, VK Pipersenia, Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Hemanta Narzary attended the meeting, while Animesh Srivastava, Country Sector Coordinator and Manivannan Pethy, Task Team Leader, represented the World Bank, according to the press release.