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SITA, AAU sign MoA for livelihood enhancement projects

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GUWAHATI, July 29: A memorandum of agreement (MoA) was signed between State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA) and Assam Agricultural University (AAU) in presence of vice-chairman Ramen Deka at his office chamber at Janata Bhawan to execute the project viz., ‘Integrated Approached for Employment Empowerment Adopting Scientific Organised Goat Farming for Livelihood Enhancement’. The MoA was signed by chief executive officer MS Manivannan, IAS on behalf of SITA and Dr Niranjan Kalita, director of Research (Vety.), Assam Agricultural University on behalf of Assam Agricultural University.
Vice-chairman, Ramen Deka is hopeful that the project which is an attempt for skill upgradation of small, marginal farmers and upcoming youth entrepreneurs is the need of the hour and will be successful in enhancing productivity of livestock and poultry and at the same time upgrade the skills of women farming community.
It needs to be mentioned that State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA) will provide financial assistance for the study ‘Integrated Approaches for Employment Empowerment Adopting Scientific Organised Goat Farming for Livelihood Enhancement’ in Assam to be implemented by Assam Agricultural University based on the concept envisaged by Anajori Development Society as its implementing partner. The aim of the project is upliftment of socio-economic conditions and Economic Empowerment of rural women; awareness generation and skill upgradation of women farming community special focus on goats; establishment of village level knowledge sharing centres for dissemination of technology and capacity building of women farmers for undertaking goat farming as profitable business enterprise.
The programme was attended by Dr Dipok Bhuyan, chief scientist, Assam Agricultural University, Dr Mihir Sarma, junior scientist, Assam Agricultural University, DS Hazari, ARO SITA, M Rahman, president of Anajori Development Society, Dipankar Talukdar, vice-president Anajori Development Society amongst others.

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