Skip to content Skip to navigation

Ceremonial harvesting of Rice cultivated by SRI at Nagaon

The Nagaon District cell of National Food Security Mission (NFSM) organised a “Harvesting Ceremony” on SRI (System of Rice Intensification) on Boro Rice at Salaguri village near Dhing on the 22nd June, 2010. A SHG of 10 farmers of the locality cultivated the Boro Hybrid variety Arize 6444 by SRI method in 30 bighas of land with technical support and guidance from departmental officers and scientists from KVK. They harvested green crop yield to the tune of 45 md/bigha (13.5t/ha). On this occasion a meeting was organized which was chaired by Sri Rahul Das, Joint Director of Agriculture, Central Zone stationed at Shillongani. Ms. Pramilarani Brahma, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Govt. of Assam attended the ceremony as Chief Guest. She also inaugurated ceremonial rice harvesting in participatory farmers’ field by “crop cutting”. Sh Pradip Das, a farmer from Dhing Athgaon Chapori was also awarded “Dhan Samrat” by Arize Company in this ceremony, certificate for which was presented by the Agri. Minister, Ms. Brahma. It may be mentioned that the farmer Mr. Das produced record rice yield of 51 md/bigha (15.3 t/ha) with the hybrid. The ceremony was also attended by Sh H. Borah, ADC, Nagaon, Dr. B.Barman, Chief Scientist and Dr. P.K.Das, Principal Scientist of RARS, Shillongani and Sankar Chakrabarty, District Agril. Officer, Sh. P. Buragohain, Distict Nodal Officer, NFSM as well as other Senior officers of the department. Besides, Agril. Dev. Oficers from different ADO circles of the district also participated. More than 300nos. of farmers and local people attended the ceremony.

Author info

tpsaikia's picture


RKKalita's picture

It is nice to hear that joint action of RARS, Shillongani and State Agri. Deptt has produced good progress in the field of rice production in Nagaon. Same may also be done in case of other crops.


Add new comment

Random Stories

Evening OPD at GPC concluds

27 Aug 2016 - 9:30pm | Manoshi Goswami
Evening with a Doctor programme at Guwahati Press Club concluded on Saturday with the participation of over 40 media persons and their family members. Dr. Swapnav Barthakur, Medicine and Dr. Ruma...

Road Blockade on NH 37 in Nagaon

21 Oct 2011 - 1:50am | Pankaj Sharma
Road blockade was staged today afternoon on NH37 near Haibargaon police station by the Truck Owners Association of Nagaon in protest of the release of the two FCI officials by the police.The two...

Judicial panel for tea gardens

11 Sep 2014 - 9:50pm | AT News
The Assam government has set up a Judicial Commission to study the working conditions in the tea gardens. Headed by a retired judge, the panel will study the implementation of the Plantation...