16th December 2017, Aizawl
Honorable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modiji inaugurated the Tuirial Hydro Electric Power project, Mizoram here today. An exhibition of STINER, agri-horti, handloom and handicrafts products was organized by Ministry of DoNER, GOI at Assam Rifle ground, Aizawl, Mizoram on this occasion.
Shri Modi visited ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya stall and appreciated the activities carried by the ICAR-NEH for the development of agriculture in Mizoram. Honorable Prime Minister was accompanied by Shri. Lal Thanhawla, Chief Minister of Mizoram, Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) , Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and Shri. R.K. Singh, Union Minister of State (IC, Ministries of Power & New & Renewable Energy.
Dr. S.B. Singh, Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Mizoram Centre, Kolasib explained the different research and extension activities carried out for the livelihood improvement of tribal farmers of Mizoram.
ICAR NEH had exhibited salient ICAR NEH technologies relevant to Mizoram condition viz., promising varieties of different agricultural and horticultural crops, value added products, unique indigenous germplasms of Mizoram, integrated farming system model on hill slopes, etc.
(Source: ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya)