Expo showcases Assam’s indigenous agri-horti products

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Chance for local farmers eyeing global markets to exhibit their produces

Agriculture Officer Ramen Deka shows a Musa species of banana locally called as “Kese Lepa,” which has grown over five feet tall at the first International Agri-Horticultural Show in Guwahati on Wednesday.— PHOTO: RITU RAJ KONWAR

Agriculture Officer Ramen Deka shows a Musa species of banana locally called as “Kese Lepa,” which has grown over five feet tall at the first International Agri-Horticultural Show in Guwahati on Wednesday.— PHOTO: RITU RAJ KONWAR

Farmers and entrepreneurs from Assam and other northeast States eyeing the global markets for their agricultural and horticultural products showcased a range of products — from indigenous rice varieties preserved by different ethnic groups, organic citrus fruits, orchid species, spices, sesame seeds, mushrooms, organic handmade tea to eco-friendly disposable betel nut plates at the first International Agri-Horticultural Show-2014 which got under way here on Wednesday and drew participants from 13 countries.

Inaugurating the four-day exposition, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that future of agriculture and horticulture sectors in the region lay in proper implementation of the Look East Policy. He said that the objective behind organising the international exposition was to showcase the rich potential of the State in agri-horti sectors and facilitate learning by the farmers and entrepreneurs from the State of modern practices of agriculture and horticulture and adoption of technology to boost production and improve quality in the participating countries and other States of India. Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Sagaing Region of Myanmar Saw Myint Oo; Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Mandalay Region of Myanmar U. Myint Than, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic Khamphad Sourinphoumy were also present at the inaugural function.

“Goes to show

State is peaceful”

Mr. Gogoi said that the international expo held here in city “has once again established that the State has been making progress and is as peaceful as any other region of India.”

Entrepreneurs, business chambers, companies and corporations of agri-machinery, seeds, fertilizers from Myanmar, Lao, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Taiwan, Nepal, Italy, China, Indonesia, South Africa, Israel, Canada, United Kingdom and Netherlands have taken part in the expo and will be interacting with farmers and entrepreneurs from Assam and other northeast States to explore trade and commerce potential during the next three days.

2nd Assam International Agri –Horti Show: 2015

Technology, Innovation, Inspiration in Agriculture, Horticulture & Floriculture

The Assam International Agri-Horti Show is the Exposition in Assam for Innovation and Inspiration in Horticulture, Floriculture and allied sectors. The Expo proposes to have a Horti and Agri exhibition, seminars, network gatherings, flower parade, farmer meets, and other high profile events.

Assam International Agri Horti Show is one of the major annual B2B-cum-B2C event in Assam that would bring together the best and the latest in the agriculture and horticulture sector. AIAHS, as a show, has not just proven to be a great marketing activity for the participating companies; it has also helped them achieve astronomical sales figures during all days of the show. Over the years, the Show has witnessed participation of most of the leading brands available in the country. The Show, initiated in the year 1995, however, went “International” for the first time in 2014 and has seen participation of 15 countries and more than 80 international delegates.

The said Expo is the horticultural and agricultural trade show with the most innovations in the fields of plant breeding, greenhouse technique and cultivation technique. All of this would make the Expo the main event for the professional producer of fresh vegetables, flowers and plants in the State of Assam.

The International Agri- Horti Show, Assam is North East India’s biggest exhibition on horticulture, floriculture, agriculture and food processing and technology.
The event would comprise of events on Seeds, Agrochemicals, Irrigation, Farm Technologies, Organic production, Cold Chain, Dairy, Fishery, Livestock & Poultry, Floriculture, processing and packaging, food retailing.

About The Organisersy

Indian Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1925, ICC is the leading and only National Chamber of Commerce operating from Eastern India, and one of the most pro-active and forward looking Chambers in the country today.

ICC’s North – East Initiative has gained new momentum and dynamism, and the Chamber has been hugely successful in spreading awareness about the great economic potential of the North-East at national and international levels. Trade and investment shows on North – East in countries like Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam have created new vistas of economic co-operation between the North – East of India and South-East Asia. The North East Initiative is also engaging with state governments in livelihood generation by promoting indigenous products of the region through export oriented projects. ICC is also recognised as nodal chamber for development of North East of India by Ministry of DoNER.

Directorate of Agriculture, Horticulture & Food Processing, Government of Assam

The Agriculture Department, Assam was created in April, 1882

The Assam’s Agriculture Department has crafted a vision of SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE FOR ENOUGH FOOD, EMPLOYMENT AND WEALTH, with a focus on poverty alleviation, conservation of natural resources, increase productivity of rice and pulses, increasing oil seed production etc.

The Horticulture Department has a commitment of giving top most priority on commercialization of the sector and formulating crop specific strategies with a target of promoting sectors such as banana, assam lemon, orange, litchi, mango, papaya, pineapple, cashewnut, coconut, floriculture, rabi vegetables, kharif vegetables, potato, black pepper, chilli, corriander, ginger, other spices, aromatic & medicinal plants and processing technologies.

Assam Agricultural University

Assam Agricultural University is the first institution of its kind in the whole of North-Eastern Region of India. The main goal of this institution is to produce globally competitive human resources in farm sectorand to carry out research in both conventional and frontier areas for production optimization as well as to disseminate the generated technologies as public good for benefitting the food growers/produces and traders involved in the sector while emphasizing on sustainability, equity and overall food security at household level.

The AAU works with a vision of provisioning of quality human resource to facilitate technology led agricultural renaissance revitalizing and rejuvenating post-green revolution in agriculture ensuring both production and environment sustainability targeting a minimum of 4% agricultural growth while addressing the issues of household nutritional security, farmers’ distress, commerce in agriculture as well as regional, national and global food crisis taking the advantage of innovative technology, market reforms and liberalization.

The University is mandated on imparting resource conserving, quality and market driven education in agriculture and allied fields to facilitate agricultural growth for food security and undertake basic, strategic and applied research in the sector for agriculture centric business and employment avenues in the production to consumption chain, Technology showcasing and transfer to the user groups for science led agricultural growth.

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Seminar & Symposiums


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Organising Committee

Central Committee

Chief Patron:Sri Tarun Gogoi

Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Assam


Shri Rakibul Hussain, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Horticulture & Food Processing,

Parliamentary Affairs , Govt. of Assam

Vice Chairman

Shri V B Pyarelal, IAS,

Addl Chief Secretary& APC

Vice Chairman

Dr. K M Bujarbaruah,

Vice Chancellor, AAU

Vice Chairman

Sri M K Saharia

Chaiman, ICC NE Council

Working Committee

Dr. K Borkakati

Director of Agriculture,Assam

Working Committee

Sri Timothy Das Hanse

Director Horti & FP, Assam

Working Committee

Dr. Rajeev Singh,

Director General, ICC

Working Committee

Sri Tibra Baruah,

Chief Engineer, Agriculture

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Indian Chamber of Commerce

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Assam Horticultural Society

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Participating Countries

Our Vision
Sustainable agriculture for enough food, employement and wealth. More emphasis to accelerate transition from traditional to commercial agriculture.
Our Mission
To increase production and productivity of Agricultural crops, increasing farm income with the aim of minimum 4% annual growth in Agriculture.
  Concerned by the slow growth in Agriculture and allied sector the National Development Council (NDC) resolved that agricultural development strategies must be reoriented to meet the needs of farmers and called upon the central and the state government to evolve a strategy to rejuvenate Agriculture. The NDC reaffirmed its Commitment to achieve 4 percent annual growth in the Agricultural sector during the 11th plan. However annual growth rate target has been fixed at minimum 2 percent for Assam during 11th plan….

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Click here for Admit cards

The Director of Agriculture, Assam invites Expression of Interest (EOI) in sealed cover from intending Govt./ Semi Govt Agencies/ NGOs and organizations for adoption and PGS India certification under PKVY, 2015 – 16.

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 Notice invitine Quotation from Manufacturers/ authorized Firms for supply of Laboratory Chemicals (APPENDIX-l ) and Glassware/Poly wares & minor Machineries(AppENDlX-1) etc to the Directorate of Agriculture, Assam, Khanapara, Guwahati-22, till 2PM of 24/12/2015 during office hours.
2. The Notice
3 List of Machineries and Equipments

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ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR PROMOTION OF ORGANIC FARMING IN ASSAM UNDER PKVY (NMSA), 2015- 16 (1ST YEAR) (Present fund requirement as per GOI’s fund release)

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Publication of Floating of Enquiry (FOE) for 4-Wheel Light Commercial Vehicle (Mini Pick-up Truck), under RKVY, 2014-15

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Publication of Floating of Enquiry (FOE) for 5HP Diesel Engine Centrifugal Pump set & 2-2.2 KW Electrically Operated Pump set under RKVY, 2014-15

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Citizen Charter
Citizen Charter of the Directorate of Agriculture, Assam

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FOE-Floating of Enquiry (FOE) For Water Conveyance Pipe 2014-15

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FOE-Floating of Enquiry (FOE) FOR Agricultural Machineries & Equipments 2014-15

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Click here to download Detail EOI

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NIT for vegetable seeds under NVUICNIT no.Hort/FP/156/NIQ/2012-13/133

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FOE-Floating of Enquiry (FOE) FOR procurement of Onion seeds – August,2014

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Notice-inviting applicationfor Establishment of Farm Machinery Hiring Centres

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Krishi Karman Award
Assam has been given a Commendation Award for 2013-14 in recognition of the increase in production and productivity of total pulses recorded by the State in 2013-14.

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• The objective of the scheme is to increase the agricultural growth by 4% at the national Level.
Basic Objectives:
• To provide flexibility and autonomy to the state in planning the programme to be executed in agriculture and allied sectors.
• To increase public investment in agriculture & allied sectors.
• To ensure that the local need/crop/priorities are reflected in planning.
• To increase the production and productivity of verious components of agriculture & allied sector.
• Farm Mechanization.
• Ground & surface water irrigation facilities.
• Seed Production.
• Plant nutrition and Soil health management.
• Post harvest handling of Horticulture
• Technology demonstration.
• Market support Mechanism.
• Extension reforms.
• Area Expansion in Fisheries.
• Infrastructure and enterprise development in
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