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Darrang youths to promote horticulture
Correspondent
 MANGALDAI, Oct 10 - Around 75 young entrepreneurs of Darrang district have decided to promote agro-horticulture production through a scientific way. They have evinced keen interest in promoting organic products considering the rising demand in the global market.

The decision was taken at a workshop organised by Mangaldai Media Circle recently. All the educated youths instead of searching for government jobs, have now opted for horticulture owing to its market demand.

In this connection, a day-long workshop was held at the initiative of Mangaldai Media Circle with the active support from the district administration and the district Agriculture department. All the trainee participants were taken for a field study to the organic cultivation of a young promising organic farmer Habib Rahman of village Bihudiya near Kharupetia.

In the technical session held at the Youth Club Mangaldai auditorium, Sub-Divisional Agriculture Officer Iftekhar Ahmed Nuri and Sub-Divisional Agriculture Officer (Agri Information) Dr Uddhab Chandra Deka explained the basic techniques of scientific horticulture and its high market prospects. Earlier, the day-long workshop was ceremonially inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner, Darrang Ashok Kumar Barman in presence of District Agriculture Officer Nila Kanta Deka, retired Additional Director of the State Industries and Commerce Department Prafulla Kumar Saikia and senior journalist Bhargab Kumar Das, among others.

Expressing his gratitude to the young participants for their interest in the horticulture sector, Deputy Commissioner Barman said, “It is a matter of great delight to see the participation of a large number of youths including housewives and this is definitely a humble beginning of a new venture.” He highlighted the soil quality of Darrang and its neighbouring Udalguri district.

He also assured full support from the district administration and the Agriculture department.

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