NEW DELHI: A review meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Manoj Ahuja, Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India tomorrow at Central Institute of Horticulture (CIH), Medziphema, Nagaland.
Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India in collaboration with the Department of Horticulture/Agriculture Government of Nagaland will jointly review and discuss the Schemes of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare being implemented in the north-eastern region which are national mission on edible oil - oil palm, a national mission of edible oilseeds, the mission for integrated development of horticulture (MIDH), Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), Formation and Promotion of Farmer Producers Organization (FPOs), National Bamboo Mission and National Beekeeping and Honey Mission (NBHM).
In the review meeting, different issues will be discussed in length for better implementation of the centrally-sponsored schemes and to harness the potential of horticultural crops, oil palm expansion, promotion of organic farming and opportunities for the establishment of Startups, formation of the FPOs marketing and export opportunities in the north-eastern region.
The programme will be attended by the additional secretary, agriculture commissioner, horticulture commissioner, joint secretaries and officials concerned from the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Senior officers from all the NE states along with stakeholders will also hold interactions to develop strategies and address the issues related to Agricultural and Horticulture development in the NE Region, a press release said.