Guwahati, March 8, 2019
With an aim to boost local agricultural produce, the Assam government is planning to connect Assam’s Silchar with the South East Asian countries via air cargo. This was stated by Assam Excise Minister Parimal Suklabaidya.
“The Assam government’s initiative to export the agricultural produce of Assam the state to other countries, especially the South East Asian countries, by air cargo will boost the overall morale of the farmers,” he said.
“The government is planning to bring Silchar within the scheme of things for the purpose. The move will help the farmers of Barak Valley to a great deal,” added Suklabaidya while inaugurating the district-level Krishi Mela at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Cachar on March 7th, 2019.
It may be mentioned that the Assam government is in touch with the civil aviation ministry for setting up another airport at the Barak valley. This was informed by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on March 2nd, 2019.
Suklabaidya also mentioned that the state’s agricultural sector witnessed a massive face-lift under the leadership of Sonowal. He said that the farmers are the backbone of the economy and the state government is committed to the development of the farmers.