Guwahati: In a bid to increase production of fresh vegetables, the Assam government has taken an initiative to promote roof-top vegetable gardening for urban residents. Agriculture Minister Nilamani Sen Deka said that it is the first time that the state government has taken such a scheme.
The government will offer some packages to the selected urban citizens of Guwahati and Jorhat initially and later extend it to other urban areas of the state, he said. The state Directorate of Horticulture and Food Processing has been entrusted to implement this programme.
Additional Chief Secretary and Agricultural Production Commissioner VK Pipersenia also urged citizens to make roof-top vegetable gardening a habit. The Directorate of Horticulture and Food Processing has already developed different structures for Roof Top Vegetable Gardening and would conduct workshops to encourage people.


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