Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said that extensive agricultural research holds the key for balanced agricultural development of the country.
Inaugurating the 3rd National Youth Convention on “Transforming Agriculture for Agripreneurship and Employment Opportunities: The Youth Perspective” at Assam Agricultural University in Jorhat on Friday, Sonowal said that Assam Agricultural University should take the lead in setting an agenda for the students to carry out research to propel agricultural growth in the state.
Sharing his experience as the son of a farmer, Sonowal said that he himself saw his father was engaged in agricultural practices throughout the year. However, lack of scientific exposure and research perhaps did not help the farmers of yesteryears to use agriculture to advance economic prosperity. He therefore, suggested that extensive research holds the key for balanced development of agriculture and use it (agriculture) as the force-multiplier for economic development.
Sonowal said that he expects the 3rd National Youth convention in Jorhat, where students from agriculture, professors and agricultural scientists from across the country have converged, to turn into an event to put forward a set of recommendations to propel agricultural growth of the country. He also urged upon the assembly to send across innovative ideas, thoughts and suggestion for the farmers and agriculturists across the county to use and be benefitted from.
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