Assam CM directs to draft guideline for mission in agriculture sector


GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday reviewed the activities of the agriculture department in a meeting held at his office in Janata Bhawan and made several directions to rejuvenate the agriculture sector in the state.

The chief minister instructed the officials to draft a guideline for a mission to be launched in the agriculture sector similar to Sarva Shiksha Mission (SSA) or National Health Mission (NHM) with a view to give a renewed stimulus to the agriculture sector.

He also directed to transfer all agricultural development officers (ADO) who have completed three years of service in   a particular place of posting.

Further to ensure supply of quality seeds to the farmers of the state, Dr Sarma asked the department to procure seeds directly from the seeds corporations of the best seeds producing states.

“The Chief Minister also suggested steps for a comprehensive survey to assess the scenario of agricultural produce in 3000 village panchayats and VCDCs involving the students of Assam Agricultural University, Gauhati University and  Dibrugarh University,” said a press release.

The meeting was attended by agriculture minister Atul Bora and senior officials of the department.