BY TC News Desk
Agartala, 30th November 2023: The Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Ratanlal Nath inaugurated the new agriculture division office in Belbari on Thursday. He said that this is the 45th such office in the state and more will be opened in each block soon. He also said that the state government is committed to the development of agriculture and the welfare of farmers, who play a vital role in the economic growth of the state.
Nath said that the government is working for everyone, irrespective of politics, and wants to ensure that no one is left out of the government schemes. He cited the Bharat Sankalp Yatra and the Good Governance 2.0 campaign as examples of the government’s efforts to reach out to the people and provide them with various services and benefits of the central and state governments.
He also said that the government is aiming to increase the mechanization of agriculture in the country, from the current 45 percent to 100 percent. He said that the government is providing various agricultural machinery to the farmers at subsidized rates, which has increased their income.
The Tourism Minister Sushanta Chowdhury, who was also present at the event, said that the government’s goal is to deliver government projects to every eligible beneficiary of the state. He said that the government has launched various schemes to enhance the income of farmers, who are the backbone of the country. He said that the government is buying paddy from the farmers at subsidized rates twice a year, which has benefited them.
The Director of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, Sharadindu Das, welcomed the guests and the farmers at the event. Other dignitaries who spoke at the event included MLA Biswajit Kalai, MLA Swapna Debbarma, MDC Ganesh Debbarma, Secretary of Agriculture Department Apoorba Roy, and Chairman of Belbari BAC Roken Debbarma. After the inauguration, the guests unveiled the plaque of the Belbari Agricultural Division Supervisor’s office and visited the premises. They also distributed four power tillers, three spare machines, a pump set and other agricultural machinery to the beneficiary farmers.