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Arunachal Pradesh agriculture minister Tage Taki on Tuesday called on Governor B D Mishra at Raj Bhavan during which they discussed various ways and methods to make the State self-sustaining through agriculture and allied sectors by involving the agrarian community and the youth.

During the meeting, the Governor advised the minister to explore more ways to directly buy farmer’s farm produce and sell in the market, which will prevent illegal hoardings.

The Governor suggested the minister for strengthening the demonstration and research farms in the districts, so that at times of need, the people can procure required food stuff from such institutes.

He further emphasized on creating a system for support of growing, tending and marketing the big cardamom, so that the farmers’ income can increase.

Mishra also suggested Taki to encourage youth to strive for entrepreneurship in agriculture and allied sectors vigorously and at the same time motivate the field officers linked with agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, veterinary, dairy development and fisheries to imbibe out of the box professional approach in their respective field of duties.

The Governor further appreciated the minister and his team for their proactive role in ensuring that agricultural, horticultural, dairy and fishery produces are made available to the people during the lockdown period in different parts of the State.

Earlier, minister Taki briefed the Governor about the initiatives taken by the State Government in agriculture and its allied sectors, among others.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com