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FIC inaugurated at Puranigudam

The students of Assam Agricultural University (B.Sc Agri.) who had been undergoing the Rural Agricultural Work Experience programme in Puronigudam,Nagaon inaugurated the full fledged Farmers' Information Centre (FIC) in Gayon Boiragi Chuk,Puranigudam on September 11 recently. The day was celebrated with the inaugural ceremony by Dr.D. K.Borah,Dean,Faculty of Agriculture,Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat and an interactive session cum official meeting was organized by the students.The meeting was presided over by Dr.P .K. Das,Chief Scientist, RARS, Shillongani. The lighting of the lamp was formally done by Dr.D.K.Borah,Dr.P.K Das,Dr.Tulshi Prasad Saikia(Programme Supervisor)and Dr.K.K. Sarma(Principal Scientist, RARS) assisted by a fellow student Shilpi Gupta.Other dignitaries present in the meeting were Dr.Ranjana Chakraborty, Scientist,RARS and Mrs.Hira Borah.Dr.Tulshi Prasad Saikia described the objectives of the meeting and Dr.P.K.Das explained the motive behind opening up of the centre. Dr.D.K Borah spoke as the guest of honour and inspired the students and farmers on how to improve their agricultural systems.The programme was hosted by senior students Manisha Barman,Gouranga Chetia,Jyotiprasanta sharma. The meeting witnessed huge gathering and warm appreciation from the locals.The Information Centre was designed with a view to serve need of the farming community of the area so that they can be made aware of the new technologies, which they can use to improve their present farming pratices.The Information centre comprised of various models,disease charts, equipments and all sorts of information for the farmers.Thus,the effort of the students received mass appreciation from the farmers.Students on their part assured farmers to promote more information forl farmers at grassroot level in future

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