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  • Workshop on high value horticulture crops and post harvesting management

    Published on November 20, 2019

    By Preetam BC

     

    Kokrajhar: The two-day workshop on high value horticulture crops and post harvesting management under Horticulture Mission for North-East and Himalayan States (HMNEH) begins from today at Kokajhar Girls’ College auditorium in Kokrajhar.

     

    Organised by District Agriculture office, Kokrajhar and Directorate of Horticulture & Food Processing Assam, BTC executive member for Agriculture Ansumwi Kunggur Boro, inaugurated the workshop which was attended by around 100 participants from various parts of Kokrajhar district.

     

    Chief Scientists RARS, Gossaigaon Dr SK Paul, Director of Agriculture, BTC MM Swargoyary attended the inaugural function.

     

    Regional Manager of Jain Irrigation System Limited K Baruah presents a power presentation on Hi-Tech Banana cultivation. Dr Sandeep Das of Bodoland University spoke on Mushroom Cultivation, Dr A Mukherjee of Central Institute of Technology (CIT), Kokrajhar spoke on Primary Processing unit for major horticulture cops & post harvest management.  Scientist from Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Gossaigaon also presented power presentation on high value crops.

    The workshop was organized to impart technical knowledge on high value horticulture crops and post harvesting management to the farmers.

     

    In his speech, the BTC executive member said the workshop aims give first hand knowledge to farmers on high value horticulture crops and post harvesting management among others. Stating that there is huge scope to develop agriculture sector in Bodoland region, he said the  BTC has accorded priority to the agriculture sector and the department has been giving emphasis on improvement of markets and agriculture business and boosting technology for modern method of cultivation.  He urged the farmers to strive for increasing production through dedicated and systemic work to capture market in today’s competitive age. He said Bodoand Council is taking up more programmes, including Krishi Mela for the benefit of farmers in the four district of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri.

     

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