S&T Interventions in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants for Rural Development in North East India



The North East region of India is unique in many ways. Apart from its endless beauty and rich ethnicity, it is also rich in vegetation and natural resources. The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region functions as the nodal Department of the Central Government to deal with matters related to the socio-economic development of the eight states of Northeast India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.

Science and technology, a significant driver of development, plays a vital role in the development of the North East region. There are a few research institutes in the North East region. The oldest is CSIR's North East Institute of Science and Technology (CSIR-NEIST). Set up in 1961 as the Regional Research Laboratory, Jorhat, the laboratory was rechristened as CSIR-NEIST in 2007. Celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year, CSIR-NEIST has played a pivotal role in developing the North East region through S&T interventions, especially concerning medicinal and aromatic plants...read more