Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal directed the deputy commissioners and the district agricultural officers to take immediate steps for developing professionalism among farmers so that rural economy of the state can be strengthened by improving the economic condition of the farmers.
The chief minister informed the officials while reviewing the implementation of Kisan Credit Card and other agriculture related schemes in the state with the deputy commissioners, district agricultural officers and bank officials through “Unnati” video conference on February 4.
“Government puts utmost importance to strengthen the rural economy through effective implementation of agriculture based schemes in the state. Keeping this in mind, Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana is being rolled out to double farmers’ economy under which an amount of Rs 1.2 crore will be invested in each revenue village in the next five years to double farm income,” the chief minister said.
Underling the tremendous potential that agriculture holds in transforming the state’s economy, Sonowal directed the DCs to vigorously organize sensitization meetings of farmers in association with the district agricultural officers and the banking officials to apprise them about the ways and means to fruitfully utilize the KCC loan for agricultural farming.
The chief minister also directed to vigorously organize training programmes of farmers on the new farming technologies and methods of productive farming.
Sonowal expressed happiness that farmers of several districts of the state are involved in triple cropping in a year. Sonowal asked the DCs to soon convene a congregation of such progressive farmers where he could interact with those farmers and earn first-hand experience of their success stories.