Arunachal Deputy CM Chowna Mein Stresses to Strengthen Rural Economy
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein has emphasized the need for bringing in the intervention of scientific technology to convert bio-resources to bio-enterprise for strengthening the rural economy of the state.
While interacting with the heads and scientists of Council of Science & Industrial Research-North East Institute of Science & Technology and Rain Forest Research Institute at Jorhat in Assam on Wednesday, Mein said, “Intervention of Scientific Technology is essential to convert bio-resources to bio-enterprise for upliftment of our rural economy.” Stating that Arunachal Pradesh is blessed with vast bio-diversities which can give huge economic return to the rural people who are the custodian of the forests, he, however, said that these resources have to be scientifically and sustainably used which is possible only through the development of technology and added that with this motive, he has come to visit the CSIR-NEIST Jorhat to further strengthen the Research & Development Wing of the state.
He asked the heads of CSIR-NEIST and RFRI, Jorhat to sign an agreement with State Horticulture Research & Development Institute and State Forest Research Institute of Arunachal Pradesh on technical cooperation and sharing of resources for various R & D projects for the benefit of the rural masses. Mein also visited the scientific farm, distillation unit, herbal drug processing unit, laboratories and Rural Technological Demonstration Centre of CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, according to an official press note on Friday.