State level Farmers’ Fair-cum-Farmers-Scientists Interaction at Guwahati
Guwahati: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Zone VI, Guwahati organized a two day-long State level Farmers’ Fair-cum-Farmers-Scientists Interaction programme on “Doubling farmers income by 2022 in Assam: Technological options and way forward” at Horticultural Research Station, AAU, Kahikuchi, Guwahati from 16th – 17thDecember – 2018.
The Chief Guest, Parimal Suklabaidya, Minister of Fisheries, Excise, Environment & Forest, Government of Assam. in his inaugural address highlighted the role of integrated agriculture in doubling farmer’s income and urged the farmers for availing the benefit from the government scheme.
The Guest of Honor, Dr. A.K. Singh, DDG (Agricultural Extension), ICAR, New Delhi highlighted the new initiatives that are being taken up by ICAR to double the farmers’ income.
Dr. S.N. Goswami, Vice Chancellor, CMJ University, Jorabat, Meghalaya, Dr. L. Obed, Director, Coconut Development Board, Guwahati, Dr. Bidyut C. Deka, Director, ICAR-ATARI Zone-VII, Umiam, Dr. Prasanna Pathak DEE, AAU, Jorhat and other dignitaries of ICAR institutes and Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat were present during the occasion.
The programme also held an exhibition and farmers-scientists’ interaction round to showcase and discuss about the latest technologies being developed in the specified field.
The programme was attended by about 2000 farmers from different districts of Assam.