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World’s largest botanical herbal garden


TEZPUR, July 8 - “The world’s largest botanical herbal garden will come up in Sonitpur district very shortly,” the central executive member of Patanjali Group, Udayaditya Goswami announced here recently.
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Goswami said that the world’s largest botanical herbal garden will be set up at Sijucha Na-mora area along the Assam-Arunachal border in Sonitpur district covering an area of nearly 21,000 hectares under the supervision of the Patanjali Group and in cooperation with the Arunachal Pradesh Government.

He further added that this garden will be reckoned as the world’s largest garden having varieties of medicinal plants in contrast to others botanical gardens. “We have identified around 7,000 medicinal plants which can be planted here,” Goswami said adding there are hardly 5,000 such medicinal plants available in other botanical gardens in the world.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Government of Arunachal Pradesh has decided to allot the land for the proposed botanical herbal garden in the month of September. Goswami expressing his gratitude towards both the Assam and Arunachal Pradesh Governments for extending their helping hand in this venture further said that Baba Ramdev, founder member of Patanjali Group, Acharya Balakrishnan and the Deputy Chief minister, Government of Arunachal Pradesh have been trying their level best to bring the project into a force as soon as possible.

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Scope of food processing underlined


GUWAHATI, Feb 23 - Assam could be a goldmine for the food processing sector and there should be a serious attempt to start a mass movement of food processing in the State.

This was stated by Ravi Capoor, Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce, while delivering his speech as chief guest at a conference christened ‘Make in India and FDI in Retail: Opening Bright Avenues for Food Processing Sector’, organised by the PHD Chamber with the support of the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries at the NEDFi Convention Centre here today.

Capoor said the State government has decided to establish 500 primary processing plants for farmers to initiate a food processing movement in Assam. He said five food parks would be set up in different places of Assam to support the primary processing plants.

In his theme address, Mowsam Hazarika, Assistant Director (Horticulture & Food Processing), said Assam is in the midst of two important biodiversity hotspots – Eastern Himalayas and Indo-Myanmar.

“The State is endowed with favourable agro-climatic conditions that offer a wide range of options for farming as well as investment for marketing in the horticulture sector. The contributing factors include suitable agro-climatic condition with abundant natural resources for cultivation of diversified horticultural crops in all the seasons and proximity to emerging markets in India as well as in South East Asian countries. Guwahati being the gateway to the North East may be a hunting ground for those who consider the State as an ideal strategic location for investment in marketing sector, including value addition covering of horticultural crops and produces,” Hazarika said.

He added that Assam has a rich diversity in fruit crops. “In citrus, there are as many as 17 species, 53 varieties and 7 hybrids. Wild and semi wild species of mango and temperate fruits, particularly of the Rosaceae family occur in the State. In addition, quite a good number of traditional fruit crops like leteku (Baccaurea sapida), poniol (Flacourtia gangomos), nagatenga (Rhus semialata), etc., are found in the State,” Hazarika added.

Among other dignitaries who attended the event were MK Das, Director of IIE, and SK Hazarika, Regional Manager of PHD Chamber, North Eastern region.

The conference also focused on investment opportunities to help the food processing sector in the State.

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Move to boost egg yield

Guwahati, May 19: Assam still has a long way to go to attain self-sufficiency in egg production as the state imports 33 lakh eggs every day from other states, Assam Livestock and Poultry Development Corporation said today.

According to the corporation data, around 33 lakh eggs enter Assam every day from states like Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.


The administrative officer of the corporation, P.N. Konwar, today said availability of eggs in Assam is 15 per person per year, while according to National Nutrition Institute, this should be about 180 eggs per person per year.

He said the state also imports around 20,000kg broiler chicken per day from states like Bengal and Bihar.

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Corporation chairman Manoj Saikia said the corporation is taking steps to increase egg and meat production that will generate employment and help supplement the nutrition level in the state.

He said the corporation would promote poultry farming through the Centre's National Livestock Mission under which financial assistance will be given to unemployed youths and families below poverty line to take up poultry farming.

"We are setting up a hatchery here at Khanapara which is expected to become functional within two months. It will supply eight lakh day-old chicks per month," Saikia said.


"The corporation is setting up a breeding centre of Japanese quails at Birubari. It will start Japanese quail farming and create a market for its meat in the state," he said.

The Japanese quail's meat is considered tasty, nutritious and healthier than the meat of other domesticated birds.

A Japanese quail gets ready to be sold in about five weeks after attaining the weight of 250 grams, their death rate is also lower than other domesticated fowls and they are generally not easily infected by diseases. The bird starts hatching eggs in two months and hatches about 280 eggs a year.

Though Japanese quail poultry farming is a new concept in Assam, it had proved to be successful in states like Rajasthan.

Saikia today expressed concern over animals being slaughtered and their meat sold in unhygienic condition in the city and sought proper implementation of the Slaughter House Bylaws, 2012, framed by Guwahati Municipal Corporationto address the problem.

He added that modern slaughter houses are being constructed in various places such as Jorhat, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Nagaon, Diphu, Lakhimpur and Bongaigaon.


Saikia said a working group has been constituted with representatives from the corporation, veterinary, food and civil supply departments, poultry traders and farmers to check artificial price rise of eggs and meat.

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