ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region | ICAR-NEH, Meghalaya

ICAR Research complex for North Eastern Hill Region was established in 1975 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research to provide an adequate research base for supporting agricultural development in the North Eastern Hill Region of the country. It is the first Institute of its kindset up by ICAR, which encompasses all the disciplines of agricultue, horticulture, animal sciences, agricultural engineering, agro forestry and fishery to cater the research needs of the tribal areas of NEH region.

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Mandate :

  • Development of sustainable farming systems for different agro-climatic and socio-economic zones of the region.
  • Improvement in the productivity of different crops, livestock and aquatic fauna through the development of varieties and agro-techniques.
  • Improvement in rainfed Agriculture through watershed based approach.
  • Development of local competence through training on Agriculture and allied sectors.

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Research Achievements :

  • Eleven rice varieties, one turmeric, three tomato and one yellow sarson have so far been released by the institute.
  • Four maize population,two rice bean, one groundbut and three brinjal in the pipeline to be released.
  • More than 3000 genetic resources of different agrihorticultural crops from the region and other diverse geographic sources were collected and documented of which more than 2000 are being conserved.
  • Agronomic practices for major crops have been developed.

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Contact : 

ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region

Umroi Road, Umiam

Meghalaya-793103, India

Phone : (0364) 2570257 (O)

Fax : (0364) 2570363

Email  : svngachan@rediffmail.com

Website : www.icarneh.ernet.in