Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal ploughing with a tractor to prepare a field for cultivation of Kharif crops at Chowkighat in Sonitpur district on Thursday

Bolstering Assam government’s initiatives to strengthen rural economy, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday inaugurated two irrigation department’s projects implemented in Sootea.

Apart from these, the Chief Minister also distributed fish fingerlings among fishery owners and inaugurated the newly constructed Gau Shala in the farm.

Earlier on the day the Chief Minister also visited farming lands at Chokighat in Sonitpur, where nearly 700 bigha lands have been freed from illegal encroachment.

He also ceremonially ploughed the land driving a tractor.

The state government has provided 125 tractors under CMSGUY to enterprising youth farmers of the area to carry out agricultural activities under Kanyaka farm at Chokighat.

Sonowal also inaugurated the solar-powered Bhoroli Chapori deep tube well irrigation project, which has been implemented at Kanyaka Multipurpose Farm.

Taking stock of various agricultural activities at the farm, Sonowal interacted with farmers and journalists.

Talking to the newsmen, he said that Kanyaka multipurpose agricultural farm has shown a bright example of agricultural success with local youths while generating lots of employment avenues.

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