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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday inaugurated Mookambika Rice and Food Grains Tech Expo -2018 which Assam has hosted for the first time at a function held at Maniram Dewan International Trade Centre here.
The international Mookambika Rice and Food Grains Tech Expo being held in Assam is fifth of its kind in the country which has been organised jointly by the Federation of All India Rice Millers Association and All Assam Rice Millers Association.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said, “If we want to respect our nation we need to pay respect to our farmers. Farmers hold the key of building sound foundation for a developed country”.
He also said that ever since the BJP led State government has come to power in Assam; the government has been trying to double farmers’ income by taking several interventional schemes.
Chief Minister Sonowal said that the economy of the state is dependent on agriculture and therefore any move to turn around the agricultural produce in the state would be akin to the development of state’s economy.
Sonowal also expressed hope that organising the Rice and Food Grains Tech Expo would prove to be a fillip to the immense agriculture potential of the state.
He also urged upon the stake holders of the Federation of All India Rice Millers Association and All Assam Rice Millers Association to make optimum use of the latest technology for the development of immense potential available in agricultural sector.
The Chief Minister also called upon the industrialists to invest in agricultural sector in Assam. He, however, said that the government is hell bound to spearhead development of the state, but not at the cost of its ecology.
He maintained that development and ecology has to go hand in hand and one should complement the other.