An initiative has been taken to cultivate millet in 2 thousand hectares of land in the state. Millet, a small grain cereal, is highly nutritious. Secretary of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department Apurba Roy said this in a press conference held at Secretariat press conference hall yesterday.
The Secretary said to increase the production and productivity of Aman rice, an initiative has been taken to cultivate rice in an integrated manner. To encourage paddy farmers, the department will provide various supports to the farmers including seeds, fertilizers. So far, 618 metric tons of Aman rice seeds have been distributed among the farmers
In the press conference, the Agriculture Secretary also informed that Krishak Bandhu Kendras are currently operational in 32 agricultural sub-divisions in the state. Through Krishak Bandhu Kendra, various suggestions are being given to farmers on agricultural issues. He informed that the government has collected detailed information about farmers land and produced crops to create a farm database.
The Agriculture Secretary also informed that a total of 5,369 farmers will be trained to increase their skills in agricultural work. An initiative has been taken to set up 1 Integrated Pack House at Ambassa in Dhalai District. Agriculture Secretary informed that solar powered water lifting machines will be installed in 44 government gardens with the help of North East Council.
Director of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department Sharadindu Das and Director of Horticulture and Soil Conservation Department Dr Phani Bhushan Jamatia were present at the press conference