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Huge response to tractor mela in Biswanath

The two day long Tractor Mela, organised by Agriculture Department in Biswanath concluded on Monday with encouraging response. Many tractors demonstrated and displayed for interaction with beneficiaries, applied for Tractor Unit under Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (CMSGUY) in the fair opened by MLA Pramod Borthakur.

In his inaugural address on Sunday, Borthakur highlighted the importance of CMSGUY and appeals the farmers to come forward to take the advantage of this mega mission. Mowsam Hazarika, Assistant Director of Agriculture attended the Mela as Observer and addressed the gathering . In his address, Hazarika said that need of mechanisation in agricultural sector is very important for doubling the farmers income. He stated that, “Government of Assam, in pursuance of the Assam Vision Document 2016-2025 has been initiating series of developmental activities in order to improve the economy, development and create employment in the state.One major focus area is to stimulate growth in rural economy as agriculture is the mainstay of Assam. Therefore, massive investment ideas were proposed in rural areas for complete rural empowerment in a period of 5 years to double the farm income.It was announced in the budget speech of 2016-17, that a "Mega Mission", called “Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana” (CMSGUY) would be taken up to be implemented over a period of 5 years from 2016-17 and culminating in the year 2021-22 coinciding with 75 years of India's Independence.”

The main objective of the Mega Mission is to double the farm income, in unison with the vision of Prime Minister of India. This was sought to be achieved through saturation model by covering each revenue village through focused interventions in (a) Direct economic activities, (b) Logistic support including market linkages, and (c) Community support.

On this occasion, Pradip Sonowal, DAO, Biswanath; Madan Gopal Sahu, SDAO; Madhab Rajkhowa, SDAO ; Amal Deka, AEE and Khirod Sarma, Senior ADO participated as Guest of Honour . Altogether 10 nos. of Tractor manufacturer participated in the Mela and interacted with the farmers.

It may be mentioned that 29 different models of tractor displayed and 148 nos. of farmer groups participated in the Mela from Biswanath and Behali LAC .

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