Assam Guv asks AAU to innovate, retain students in agriculture sector

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Assam:  Guv asks AAU to innovate, retain students in agriculture sectorGovernor Jagdish Mukhi has asked Assam Agricultural University to develop an industrial model for students so that they can stay in agriculture so that they become employers and not job seekers.

 

He attended the 22nd Convocation of Assam Agricultural University held at the University Campus of Jorhat today in which degrees were conferred on 1601 students.

Addressing the graduates, Governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi, who is also the Chancellor of the University, said, “The success of education lies in its roots being rooted in society so that it can guide our society. The development of any society in terms of righteous economic upgradation, educational enlightenment and better lifestyle should not mean that we should be separated from our roots. He therefore urged the Assam Agricultural University to be at the forefront of using education as a tool for social empowerment.

The northeastern region has a hidden opportunity to triple food production and bring about an everlasting revolution through organic food production. To further this end, the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for the Northeast region already exists under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA). ”

Regarding the agriculture sector, where there is a growing trend among the youth to shift from agriculture to the service sector, the Governor said that Assam Agricultural University should take the responsibility of making the agriculture sector a very attractive one. He said, “Someone needs the service sector, but what if there is no proper production of food. What will happen to us if we do not produce enough for food? So this is our first duty. We are glad that ICAR has started working in this direction and has come up with the project – ARYA (Engaging and retaining youth in agriculture), which is a product of agriculture. Ensuring profitability and consistency

The Governor said that Assam Agricultural University would have to bring an industrial model for the students so that they would stay in agriculture so that they would become employers and not job seekers.

He also said that the central government has taken several bold steps in recent times to help the farmers of the country, including farm credit. An ambitious project called “Prime Minister Kisan Saman Nidhi (PM-KISAN)” is proving to be a game changer. The government has so far transferred more than Rs 1 lakh crore under this scheme.

 

The Governor further said that India has recently added a wing to the cap of its scientific achievements. In the field of agricultural technology, there has been a big leap recently with the introduction of nano urea for general use in the field by IFFCO. The invention demonstrates the country’s ability to produce and produce locally produced agricultural products under “Atmanirvar Bharat” and “Atmanirvar Krishi”.

The Governor further said that Assam Agricultural University has to play a strong role in tackling the emerging and coming challenges facing the agricultural sector. The university has to travel an extra mile to meet its stated goal of doubling farmers’ incomes. The northeastern region has a hidden opportunity to triple food production and bring about an everlasting revolution through organic food production. To further this goal, Mission Organic Value Chain Development for the Northeast, a sub-mission under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), already exists.

 

Professor Bee also met the graduates and asked them to use their mental energies and physical fitness and work for social change.

He also appealed to them to focus more on their goals, stick to their ideas and be committed to their mission.

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