Bengal Govt encouraging aromatic rice cultivation

The Trinamool Congress Government has, over the last few years, done a lot for increasing the cultivation of aromatic rice varieties, which have a high demand inside the State and in other parts of the country, as well as outside the country. Exports have seen a steady rise.

Another effort taken by the Government is the decision to distributed seeds of aromatic rice for free. They are being distributed by North Bengal Krishi Viswavidyalaya.

As of now three varieties have distributed – tulaipanji, kataribhog and kalonunia.

Seeds of tulaipanji are being distributed in Hemtabad, Raiganj, Kaliaganj and Itahar in Uttar Dinajpur district, in Balurghat and Kushmandi in Dakshin Dinajpur, and in Malda district. Kataribhog is being distributed in the district of Malda and in Kumarganj, Tapan, Hili and Balurghat in Dakshin Dinajpur, while kalonunia is being distributed in Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar districts.

Source: Millennium Post

WB CM suggests Dedicated Business Corridor to boost up international trade

The West Bengal Government is all set to send suggestions to the Centre to set up a Dedicated Business Corridor for increasing trade relations with the neighboring countries , at the nation’s international borders.

The West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee said that in order to realize the nation’s Look East Policy, it is necessary to set up the Dedicated Business Corridor. The State Government is sending the suggestions through the State’s Chief Secretary.

The West Bengal Chief Minister said the right steps must be taken to make the Look East Policy a reality. If the suggested Business Corridor is set up, the economy and the business scenario of the whole north Bengal will change, she said.

The suggested Business Corridor will string together Jaigaon in Indo-Bhutan border, Panitanki in Indo-Nepal border, Fulbari-Changrabandha, Pentrapole, Gede and Hili in Indo-Bangladesh border.


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