In a move to incentivise organic farming, the state government of Assam will set up 100 organic markets for selling organic products. Chairing a meeting of Agriculture department Chief Minister Sonowal also directed Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to allot suitable lands in their respective districts. The meeting also discussed in details the ways and means to produce seeds in the state so that the seed requirements of the farmers are met from within the state itself.
Sonowal asked the Managing Director of Assam Seeds Corporation Limited to produce seeds to the tune of Rs 2 bln (€26 mln). He also stressed on creating adequate infrastructure for seed production in the state and asked the Agriculture Department to ensure effective and judicious use of seeds by the farmers.
Sonowal also reviewed the distribution of tractors under Chief Minister Samagra Grammya Unnayan Yojana. The meeting also discussed on Remunerative Approach for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY) scheme.