Looking for steps to make the ‘Centre of Excellence for Vegetables and Flowers’ located in Khetri, near Guwahati, self-sustainable, Assam Government in association with Department of Horticulture and Food Processing, Assam is also planning to make the Centre commercially viable.
This was stated in a press release issued by Mowsam Hazarika, Assistant Director of Agriculture, Directorate of Agriculture, Khanapara, Guwahati today.
The Centre will act as a demonstrating unit with the world’s latest technology from Israel, Holland and other countries in place.
To study the feasibility of this decision, V.S. Bhaskar, Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Assam and Agricultural Production Commissioner along with Prabin Hazarika, Director of Horticulture and Food Processing, Assam today paid a visit to the Centre and observed the state of operations.
“They come to a conclusion that in order to expand its benefits to farmers, the development of high quality techniques must be incorporated and demonstration of the same must be done to increase farmer’s knowledge-base,” Hazarika said.
The Centre provides the latest method of farming with new innovated technology where the farmers can learn and adopt the method of farming, training to cultivate, and marketing of their produce with a minimum cost investment.
During the visit, Bakul Saikia, Senior Agricultural Development Officer and Bipul Das, In-charge, Centre of Excellence for Vegetables and Flowers, also attended and took part in the technical discussion.