GUWAHATI, Nov 27: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal on Sunday called for intensive research in the field of Microbes and Biosphere for solving ecological problems and restoring bio-diversity in North Easter Region.
The Chief Minister said this while speaking in the Valedictory function of the 57th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) and Intertiol Symposium on "Microbes and Biosphere: What's new What's next" at Gauhati University. The Conference is jointly organized by the Gauhati University and the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati.
Stating that human beings cannot survive without microorganisms, Sonowal pointed out that they can be applied in different industries for environmental cleaning, for improving agriculture and making it sustaible and eco-friendly, developing drugs for the treatment of diseases etc.
The Chief Minister also drew attention of the scientists and researchers about many problems faced by the State including soil erosion, solid waste magement and soil degradation etc. and urged them to develop technologies using microbial resources for tackling these problems.
Reiterating the potential and possibilities of the Northeastern region to emerge as organic hub of the tion, Chief Minister Sonowal asserted the importance of improving infrastructure for scientific research and developing scientific temperament amongst young generation.
The Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University Dr. Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor of Assam Down Town University, Dr. R.C. Deka, tiol President and General Secretary of AMI, Chairman Organizing Committee Dr. N.C. Talukdar, General Secretary, Organizing Committee D.K. Jha were also present in the function among others. This was stated in a press release.