Enough opportunity to promote Natural farming in Assam, the Center will provide full help – Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan

With the aim of rapid progress of the agriculture sector in the country, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Rural Development Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has initiated State-wise discussions, under which the Union Minister held a meeting with a high-level delegation including Assam Agriculture Minister, Shri Atul Bora at Krishi Bhavan in New Delhi today. During the discussion along with promoting soil health, PMFBY, increasing storage capacity, horticulture, etc. in Assam many other topics related to agriculture and farmers welfare were discussed. Union Minister Shri Chouhan said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the interest of farmers and the agriculture sector is paramount for us, and under this, the Central Government will continue to provide full support to Assam on organizing capacity building workshop and trainingUnion Minister Shri Chouhan discussed with Assam Agriculture Minister Shri Bora about the various schemes and programs of the Agriculture Ministry and emphasized the need for the creation of infrastructure like the creation of Dry storage, cold storage, processing units under AIF in convergence with schemes of MIDH, PMKSY, and PmFME of MoFPI for enhancing the post-harvest management capacity in the state and to minimize post-harvest losses. Union Minister Shri Chouhan said that the farmers of Assam will not be allowed to face any problem at the central level, and for this central and state governments will continue to work together. Shri Chouhan assured that the M/o Agriculture and Farmers Welfare will provide full support at its level for the development of Assam. He also mentioned the central government’s policy to promote Natural farming. Shri Chouhan said that there is ample opportunity to promote natural farming in Assam. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Secretary Shri Sanjeev Chopra along with senior officials of the Central and State Agriculture and Horticulture departments were also present

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