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Assam Govt. launches initiative ‘Assam Millet Mission’

Current Affairs

  • The Assam government on Wednesday launched a special programme aimed at increasing agriculture productivity and doubling farmers’ income.
  • A special initiative, Assam Millet Mission, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for this purpose.
  • Synchronizing with the programme, the Assam chief minister also started the process of distributing 126 combined harvester, 1000 mini trucks, 450 village level farm machinery bank, 12000 Solar PV Pump Set, 8500 five HP Diesel Pump set, 5091 power tillers, seeds 223963 quintals, 1461 multipurpose pulveriser.
  • Speaking on the occasion, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “In the annals of agriculture history of the state, it is a historic day.
  • The day which marks the launching of Assam Millet Mission is targeted to raise nutrition quotient and doubling of farmers’ income. The mission will also increase crop productivity and contribute to crop diversification.”
  • With the launch of the millet mission, the farmers of Assam can diversify their cropping practices and other than conventional crops, they can extend their farming to grow millets.

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