Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma | File photo

The Assam government is focusing on increasing agricultural export as it aims to find ways to increase production of paddy, millet, oil, pulses and others.

Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on August 7 discussed the modernization of the agriculture sector while attending the 7th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog in Delhi.

The meeting mainly concentrated on the reduction of imports and finding more ways to produce paddy, millet, oil, pulses and others.

The Assam CM said: “Last year, export was around Rs 50 lakh crore and the prime minister is now working on increasing it.”

“The main theme which I have seen is that the prime minister wants to make India an ‘Aatmanirbhar’ country, imports to India should be reduced and exports from the country should be increased,” he added.

A detailed discussion on National Education Policy was also held.

Sarma said: “In the discussion, representing Assam I informed about the implementation of the National Education Policy, modernization of the agriculture sector, and urbanization in the state.”

Later in the meeting, a detailed discussion was held on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Har Ghar Tiranga and urban administration.

“The third meeting of the central committee which has been formed for the celebration of Azadi Ki Amrit Mahotsav across the country was held yesterday under the chairmanship of prime minister Narendra Modi,” said Sarma.

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