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'Assam Exported Agricultural Products of Rs 4000 cr in 2022-23', Says Agri Minister Atul Bora

Atul Bora, Agriculture Minister of Assam, on Monday, December 18, announced that the agricultural products of the state were exported for Rs 4000 crore in 2022-23 during the 8th Assam International Agri-Horti Show at the College of Veterinary Science Playground, Khanapara in Guwahati.

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"Assam exported agricultural products worth Rs 4,000 cr in 2022-23. Tea is a major exported product, but there are many other agricultural and horticulture products. The farmers of the state now realize that there is a big market for their produced products," said Minister Atul Bora.

"We distribute awards to farmers who are working well in this agricultural sector. Business and buyer's meetings were also held and more than 30 resource persons also participated. We are always encouraging our farmers," said Bora

The Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma attended the inaugural programme on December 16. "The initiative by the State government to procure paddy at a minimum support price led to the procurement of a total of 6-lakh metric tonnes of the crop from as many as 62,000 farmers from across the state. This led to the transfer of an aggregate amount of Rs 12,000 crore into the accounts of the farmers and agriculturists," Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

He also advised the farmers in the state to practice commercial tree plantation and horticulture to increase their incomes like happening in their neighboring states.

Assam CM said that there is Rs 100 crore flower market in state, while the flowers cultivated in the state are only 15 per cent of the total demand.


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