KOHIMA, Jun 15: Deputy Chief Chowna Mein on Thursday emphasized on sharing of resource and research among the North Eastern states for mutual benefit.
He was interacting with the team of Nagaland Bio-Resource Mission here, a PRO report informed.
Mein said that agro-climatic conditions of North Eastern States are almost similar and stated that best practices in one of the state can be emulated in other states. For this he suggested for continuous interactions and sharing of knowledge among the officers of North-East States. He opined that the GDP of the region can be improved through agriculture and allied sectors and more emphasized must be given to enhance the agricultural production.
“The eight sisters of North East is a single family and we must address the problem together properly through North East MP’s Forum and North East Speaker’s Forum,” he said.
Mein advocated for creation of North-East Bio-Resource Centre in the right earnest as suggested by the Agriculture Production Centre, Nagaland.
Nagaland Agriculture Production Commissioner T Imkonglemba Ao said that North Eastern states are rich in bio-resource, aromatic and medicinal plants and the region can contribute significantly to the mainland India in terms of production of medicines.
Team Leader of Nagaland Bio-Resource Mission Dr Kuruolalie Tshuro highlighted the activities by the NBRM through power point presentation. A PPT was also presented on the Cultivation and Prospects of Agar in Nagaland.
It was informed that the NBRM was launched by the Government of Nagaland on July 26, 2007 with a view to harness the rich potential biological resources of the state. It was initiated to adopt a mission mode approach to promote partnership, convergence & synergy amongst the stakeholders involved in conservation, promotion and development of bio-resources of the state.
The deputy chief minister also visited Nagaland Bamboo Mission Centre and Nagaland Beekeeping & Honey Mission, Multi-Utility Centre near Dimapur.
He was accompanied by Egam Basar, Head of SHRDI and D Yonggam, Research Officer, SMPB, Chimpu, the report added.