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Seminar highlights agricultural problems caused by climate change

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HT Correspondent
JORHAT, Nov 4: It is vital to address agricultural problems caused by climate change, said dean of the
College of Agriculture at the Assam Agricultural University (AAU) on Saturday.
He said this while speaking at a three-day seminar on “New Challenges of Agricultural Development”
held at the AAU campus in Jorhat. The seminar that began on Thursday concluded on Saturday.
An AAU official informed that the seminar was organized by the department of extension education of
AAU in association with Guwahati based the Extension Education Institute (NER)of the university. The
seminar was attended by 30 researchers and extension workers from across the state.
J. Deka said, “It is very necessary to address the agricultural problems being caused by climate change at
present. There is also a need to double farmers’ income of the state. New technologies, knowledge and
methods should be incorporated in the agricultural process to maintain productivity, preserve
environmental health and encourage productive farming in the state.”
Utpal Barman, professor and director of the course, Pradip K. Neog, director of the Extension Education
Institute (EEI) in Guwahati were among those who addressed the gathering . The resource persons for
the seminar were U. Barman (course director), M. Neog (DEE i/c), H. K. Kalita, S. Barman, D. Bora, P.
Bora, P. Das, J. K. Dutta, R. Baruah, N. Nagi and A. Kalita. The villagers of Katanipar Gaon also attended
the seminar.

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