With an aim to make high quality and disease-free planting material of different citrus crops available easily, a Centre of Excellence (Citrus), established by the Department of Horticulture & Food Processing, was inaugurated at Bamunigaon at Boko on Wednesday.
Additional Chief Secretary and Agricultural Production Commissioner Kamal Kant Mittal was the chief guest on the occasion.
The inauguration programme was also organised to coincide with the first 100 days of the State Government.
In his speech, Mittal appealed to the farming community to extend their cooperation towards various departmental programmes and reap the manifold benefits offered to them by the Government machinery.
Amlan Baruah, Commissioner and Secretary to the Government of Assam (Agriculture Department), was the guest of honour at the event.
A farmers’ training programme on citrus crops was also held.
The Centre of Excellence (Citrus) will be dedicated to production of citrus fruits, such as mandarin and lemon by using modern farming techniques.
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