Officials said 20 farmers from Sajik Tampak in Chandel district will tour Delhi from February 1 to 12 as part of a national integration tour under Assam Rifles Military Civic Action programme.

"The tour has been organised to provide farmers with an opportunity to gain knowledge about modern Indian agriculture system instead of the prevalent 'jhum' (slash and burn) cultivation, which in addition to giving very low crop yields is also detrimental for the eco-system," Assam Rifles officials said.

A special visit to PUSA Agricultural Institute in New Delhi has been scheduled, they added.

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