Politicians after becoming Ministers don't get back to their roots but Assam Agricultural Minister Atul Bora today took to his social media handles and uploaded videos where he can be seen farming in his native village.
Atul Bora hails from Borahi Goan, Athgoan Mouza of Golaghat District and his father was a farmer and in his childhood, he used to help his father in farming. In the video that Atul Bora uploaded in his social media handle, he can be seen using a power tiller to cultivate the land so that crops can be grown there.
Meanwhile, the Bora, who is the Assam State Agricultural Minister says that he has taken some solid steps to revive the farming economy of Assam by taking products from indigenous farmers at a very good price and exporting them to different states of India to meet the needs. Now, Bora is trying to lead by example.
As the summer and monsoon season is on the doorsteps, farmers of most parts of Assam are getting ready to cultivate in paddy fields so that rice can be grown. Rice Cultivation is the most profitable source income for farmers especially in Assam as here they don't usually grow essential food items like onions and potatoes. However, horticulture crops can be seen rotting in the fields.
Every year, farmers have to face tremendous losses because of excessive floods that occur in Assam. But the video of Atul Bora will definitely give an inspiration for the farmers and youths who cultivate every year and amidst the coronavirus crisis also, farmers will have some mental strength to head for the fields.
The virus has not only taken a toll on human life but also made its impact in the economy. After the lockdown is finally lifted on May 17, all eyes will be on the Government to see what relief measures are taken to ease the suffering of the rural folk.
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