The state government will press the Centre to set up the proposed North East Bio-Resource Centre in Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh government is contemplating creating a bio resource development mission.
The move, according to State Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, would help develop the state’s bio resources in a mission mode.
He said the state government would press the Centre to set up the proposed North East Bio-Resource Centre in Arunachal Pradesh as the state is very rich in bio-resource.
Chairing a meeting of the officials of state Horticulture Research & Development Institute, North East Foundation, an NGO and Yes Bank, the minister said that the people of the state should take up livelihood activities under agriculture and allied sectors for long term and viable economic benefits.
He sought consultancy support from North East Foundation and Yes Bank in the field of Geographical Indication Registration, marketing, branding and promotion of the indigenous crops of the state, which would largely benefit the farming community.
Head of the Horticulture Research & Development Institute EgamBasar said the research institute is engaged in development of location-specific technology suiting to the state agro-ecological conditions, and on conservation and development of cultivation technology for local and indigenous vegetables and medicinal plants.
He highlighted the action plan of the HRDI as per the budget allocation in this year and informed that the institute will concentrate its activities in developing quality planting materials for the farmers of the state.
Arunachal Pradesh is one of the world bio-diversity hotspots with many rare and valuable medicinal plants native to it, he said, highlighting the activities that can be taken up by the state Bio-Resource Centre in the fields of bio-resource protection, exploration, propagation and its production for economic benefits of farmer.
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