GUWAHATI, Sept 14 - A World Bank team led by Martien Van Nieuwkoop called on Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at his official residence late evening today and apprised him about the project preparation works on the $ 300 million Assam Project on Agri Business and Rural Transformation (APART).
Nieuwkoop, Practice Manager, South Asia Region, World Bank, said the project would bring knowledge, technology and expertise in the rural space to bolster the rural development in the State.
The project aims at market- led production, farm-level value addition, enterprise production, farm-to-market infrastructure and market development to stimulate rural transformation.
Chief Minister Gogoi said the cluster development approach under the project is a step in the right direction that would enable the farmers to reap optimum benefits.
Gogoi assured the World Bank team of his Government�s all possible support and cooperation for successful implementation of the project
It may be mentioned that the World Bank has approved the new project following the successful implementation of three earlier projects vis-a-vis ARIASP, AACP and AACP � Additional Funding that resulted in increase in farm productivity, all-time high yield of rice and paddy, fishery and diary development.
The project preparation works will be completed within a year.