Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Mahanta says Assam rice production declines

Former Assam Chief Minister Prafula Kumar Mahanta is unhappy with the state's rice production which he says is taking a downward trend.
Addressing a press conference on Friday, the former Chief Minister said the state government has been failing to properly utilise the fund meant for the agriculture sector which will have an adverse impact on the state's rural economic scenario.

If it so happens, said Mahanta, the state will no longer be able to feed the growing population. He is worried that the state attained self sufficiency in food grain production a few years back but now once again taking a backseat.

He cited the official documents to justify that Assam's rice production figure was 39.98 lakh metric tonne in 2000-2001 while he was in power but the same has fallen to 29.16 lakh metric tonne.
Author info

editor's picture

Please send your comments to

Add new comment


Republish this content

Random Stories

Jatinga Festival from October 27

25 Oct 2010 - 6:56pm | Anup Biswas
Brisk preparations are underway to hold the first ever International Jatinga Festival 2010 at Jatinga on October 27-29. A host of dignitaries, delegates and guests from different parts of the...

Teachers’ Day in Namrup

5 Sep 2017 - 9:32pm | Akshaya Pranab Kalita
Namrup Teachers Day celebrated in Namrup , 300 teachers feliciated by Namrup AASU  and cultural rally taken by Namrup Public High School. Namrup, 5September :- Namrup also joined the...

Tangla College teachers observe Black Day

22 Aug 2017 - 9:47pm | Shajid Khan
The Tangla College teachers also joined the nationwide Black Day called under the banner of the All India Federation of University & College Teachers' Organisation and Assam College Teachers'...