Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated Mooambika Rice and Food Grains Tech Expo -2018, which Assam is playing host for the first time, at Maniram Dewan International Trade Centre in Guwahati on Saturday.
The international Mooambika Rice and Food Grains Tech Expo is being organised jointly by the Federation of All India Rice Millers Association and All Assam Rice Millers Association.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said, “If we want to respect our nation, we need to pay respect to our farmers. Farmers hold the key of building sound foundation for a developed country.” He also said that the BJP-led government in Assam has been trying to double farmers’ income by taking several interventional schemes.
Sonowal said that the economy of the state is dependent on agriculture and therefore any move to turn around the agricultural produce in the state would be akin to the development of state’s economy. He also expressed hope that organising the expo will prove to be a fillip to the immense agriculture potential of the state.
Sonowal urged the stake holders of the Federation of All India Rice Millers Association and All Assam Rice Millers Association to make optimum use of the latest technology for the development of immense potential available in agricultural sector.
He also called upon the industrialists present at the inaugural function to invest in agricultural sector in Assam. Sonowal said that development and ecology has to go hand in hand and one should complement the other.