In a move to incentivise organic farming, the Assam government would set up 100 organic markets for selling organic products.
This has been planned by the Assam government to roll out different schemes for the promotion of direct selling of the organic products in Assam.
Chairing a meeting of Agriculture Department in the conference room of his office in Janata Bhawan, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also directed the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to allot suitable lands in their respective districts. Assam Agriculture Minister Atul Bora was also present in the meeting.
The meeting also discussed in details the ways and means to produce seeds in the state so that the seed requirements of the farmers are met from within the state itself.
Considering the immense demands of seeds in the state, Sonowal asked the Managing Director of Assam Seeds Corporation Limited to produce seeds to the tune of Rs 200 crore.
He also stressed on creating adequate infrastructure for seed production in the state. The Cheif Minister also asked the Agriculture Department to ensure effective and judicious use of seeds by the farmers.
In the meeting, Sonowal also reviewed the distribution of tractors under Chief Minister Samagra Grammya Unnayan Yojana. He also took stock of the implementation of Mukhya Mantri Krishi Sa Sajuli Yojana.
The meeting also discussed on Remunerative Approach for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation scheme. The officials were also asked to create awareness on various schemes through Social Media platforms.
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