Organic markets will soon become a significant feature of the Assam as the state government plans to set up 100 such markets across the state for promoting and selling homegrown products.
The Sonowal government made the announcement at a meeting of the state agriculture department on Wednesday.
The government has also decided to roll out different schemes for promotion of direct selling of the organic products, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said. He also emphasized on building proper infrastructure for seed production in the state.
Sonowal also reviewed the distribution of tractors to farmers under the Samagra Grammya Unnayan Yojana and other flagship schemes.
The chief minister has directed all deputy commissioners (DCs) to allot suitable lands in their respective districts for setting up the markets. He asked the Assam Seeds Corporation Ltd to produce seeds to the tune of Rs 200 crore, according to a release.