Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has asked the state agriculture department to fill up vacancies and create new posts in the department. 

CM Sarma has asked the agriculture department to create a ‘special cell’ to ensure that vacancies are filled up and new posts are being created. 

He also asked for creating a ‘permanent asset portal’ of the department within 15 days to maintain a record of assets in its various field offices, an official statement read. 

The Assam chief minister further said that agriculture has to be the primary driver of the economy as the state is an agrarian one. 

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CM Himanta Biswa Sarma also asked to create required posts of executive engineers for augmenting the functioning of the department. 

He further said the department must be proactive in getting closer to the farmers and facilitating the use of latest farming technology while providing better market linkage to the farmers. 

He also directed to activate seed farms under the Agriculture Department and Assam Seed Corporation for producing quality seeds. 

The Chief Minister also directed to prepare a plan for optimum utilisation of funds under various Central government schemes.

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