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Honour for agri scientist

Noted Agricultural Scientist Dr Mukul Chandra Kalita received Gold Medal for excellent paper presentation in the 27th Academy of Plant Science India meet held  at Sri Mata Vaishnu Devi University ,Katra, Jammu & Kashmir during 2-4 Nov 2017.

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Doordarshan Kendra, Guwahati will telecast a live Phone - in - Programme about present agricultural practices in context with recent flood affected fields in Assamese, on 2nd August , 2017 from 5.30pm to 6.00pm in the 'Krishi Darshan' Programme . Dr.Kishore Kr. Sharma, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Assam Agricultural University and Mowsam Hazarika Assistant Director of Agriculture, Directorate of Agriculture, Assam will take part in the discussion and interact with the farmers.
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