To boost the Assam Agriculture, Chief Minister  Shri Sarbananda Sonowal along with 13 MLA and the Assam Agriculture Minister Shri Atul Bora visited Vietnam and discussed with Vietnam`s Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan and seeks help for the benefit of the Assam Agricultural Farmers.

His idea was to Doubling the Farmers Income with the latest and modern  agricultural technologies of Vietnam.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who is on a day-long tour to Vietnam, met several top leaders of the Vietnam Government and discussed economic and other bilateral issues to boost agriculture and trade and commerce in Assam, an official release said. Sonowal held separate discussions with Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan, External Relations Commission Chairman Hoang Binh Quan and Central Economic Commission Vice-Chairman Cao Duc Phat at Hanoi. The Chief Minister was accompanied by State Agriculture Minister Atul Bora and 13 MLAs.

Sonowal appreciated Vietnam’s advancement in the field of paddy cultivation and requested the Deputy Minister of Agriculture to extend his country’s support in improving agriculture production in Assam. He also informed Tuan about the State Government’s initiatives to double income of farmers in Assam.

Sonowal also called for setting up a consulate office of the Vietnam Government in Guwahati, besides organizing cultural and youth exchange programmes. While mentioning the thrust given to the northeastern region of India through Act East Policy and different infrastructural advancements being made in recent years, he emphasized on strengthening connectivity between Hanoi and Guwahati to promote tourism and trade.

Earlier, the Chief Minister visited the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Science, where the officials made a presentation on the country’s agriculture, agricultural research and extension programme. He also visited the vegetable farm of the academy.

Chander Mohan

Krishi Jagran/New Delhi



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