NE states should share resources: DyCM

KOHIMA | Jun 15 |  Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Chowna Mein emphasized on sharing of resource and research among the NE states while interacting with Nagaland Bio-Resource Mission (NBRM) the team here today.

Mein said that agro-climatic conditions of NE states are almost similar and best practices in one of the state can be emulated in other states. He suggested continuous interactions and sharing of knowledge among the officers of NE states and added that the GDP of the region can be improved through agriculture and allied sectors and more emphasized must be given to enhance agricultural production.

Terming the  eight NE sisters as a single family all problems should be addressed through North East MP’s Forum and North East Speaker’s Forum properly, he said and suggested creation of NE Bio-Resource Centre as suggested by Agriculture Production Centre, Nagaland stating that NE states is a bio-diversity hot-spots.

NE states rich in bio-resource, aromatic and medicinal plants and the region could contribute significantly to mainland India in medicinal plant production, Nagaland agriculture production commissioner T Imkonglemba Ao said.

Team leader Dr Kuruolalie Tshuro highlighted NBRM activities including cultivation and prospects of agar.

The NBRM was launched by Nagaland Govt on 26.07.07 to harness the rich potential biological resources of the stateresources of the state.

Mein, accompanied by SHRDI head Egam Basar & SMPB research officer D Yonggam, visited Nagaland Bamboo Mission Centre and Naagaland Beekeeping & Honey Mission, Multi-Utility Centre near Dimapur. (PRO)

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