Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launches Assam Millet Mission

Synopsis The Chief Minister said that the mission has been launched in synergy with Prime Minister’s aim of Atmanirbharta (self-sufficiency). With the launch of the millet mission, the farmers of Assam can diversify their cropping practices and other than conventional crops, they can extend their farming to grow millets. With a view to expanding and […]

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurates 5,000 metric tonne capacity cold storage facility at Chaygaon

Synopsis Sarma appealed to the youths of the state to focus on processing and packaging of agriculture produces and items. Stating that the State’s produces such as ginger, pepper, lemon, joha rice had had great demands in the national and international market, the Chief Minister said the farmers of these items shall be able to […]

Tea estates in Assam may start growing rubber as well

Synopsis The Assam government in August allowed up to 5% of the total land of tea gardens to be used for promotion of eco-friendly tea tourism, cultivation of agriculture crops, green power and animal husbandry. With the Assam government allowing diversion of tea land for non-tea purposes, the Rubber Board is looking to promote rubber […]

Total wage rate for tea estate workers in Assam to increase by 9%

The wage hike, as per ICRA estimates, would lead to an increase in the cost of production by Rs. 14 per kg for bulk tea producers based out of Assam, which contributes 60% and 50% of North India and all India production respectively. ICRA, in its latest report on bulk tea, has indicated that the […]