News Archive 2012 -2013

  1. KVK Anjaw conducted FLD on “Nutritional garden” .
  2. KVK Anjaw organized training programme on “Importance of microfinance for livelihood support among farm women and rural youths”.
  3. A Diagnostic Visit to a Progressive Farmers Citrus Orchard
  4. ASHOKA- The First Super Computing Hub in Agriculture Dedicated to the Nation.
  5. Training cum Exposure visit for progressive farmers under NAIP.
  6. ICAR Inter Zonal Sports Inagurated in Hyderabad.
  7. A 4 days training programme was organised on Therapeutic Interventions and Scientific Mithun Rearing Practices for Veterinary Field Assistants of Kohima, Dimapur and Paren districts of Nagaland at NRC on Mithun from 3rd to 6th December, 2013.
  8. A Nation’s Biggest Yak Mela was organized by National Research Centre on Yak, on the 25th November, 2013, Dirang.
  9. Nation's biggest Yak Mela Organized by National Research Centre on Yak, Dirang on 25th November, 2013.
  10. National Research Centre for Orchids, Pakyong observed National Integration week for communal harmony from 19-25th November, 2013.
  11. A 3 day training programme on “Management of Soft Rot of Ginger” was organised by Tadong, Gangtok, ICAR Sikkim Centre.
  12. One day progarm was organised on 22nd November, 2013 in  ICAR, Sikkim  on "Efforts to Strengthen Vegetable Production"
  13. A day long Training cum Awareness programme on Climate Resilient Agriculture was organised on 4th October, 2013 at ICAR Sikkim Centre Tadong, Gangtok.
  14. VI CAC Meeting and Annual Review Workshop on “Livelihood Improvement and Empowerment of Rural Poor through Sustainable Farming Systems in North East India” under NAIP, Component III was held on 18th November, 2013 in Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara Campus.
  15. Animal Health Camp cum Awareness programme were conducted at Manipur, Imphal west district – one at Manipuri Pony farm, Lamphelpat on 13th -14th March 2012 and other at Mayang Langjing- 15th – 16th March 2012.
  16. Strategic action plan for Improvement of yak husbandry and upliftment of socio-economic status of yak rearers in the country prepared (Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh. November 08, 2013).
  17. Proceedings of the 21st Regional Committee Meeting (Region III) ICAR, 17-18th April, 2013, AAU, Jorhat.
  18. Training on livestock and pig poultry management.
  19. One Day Seminar on Usage of Agro-textiles Suitable for Manipur State and Its Advantages Organized by ICAR-RC for NEH Region, Manipur Centre.
  20. ICAR Sikkim Centre Organized FRONT LINE DEMONSTRATION on ‘Year Round Vegetable Production Technologies’ under HMNEH-I.
  21. KVK, East Sikkim launched Farm School on Quality Vegetable Seedling Production sponsored under ATMA, East.
  22. ICAR Sikkim Centre emphasized upon technological empowerment of farming community on its 38th Foundation Day Celebration.
  23. Success Stories: Once a Worried Farmer, Now Inspiring Villagers.
  24. Producing Nutritionally Rich Fodder
  25. Crop condition based on Rainfall and INSAT 3A CCD NDVI.
  26. ICKCE Brochure 2014
  27. Farming System Options for Rural Livelihood- success stories from NEH Region
  28. Awareness programme on ‘Impact of Climate Change on Crop and Livestock Enterprises’
  29. Training on “Integrated Fish Farming System in the Scenario of Climate Change”
  30. New CIFA Technologies Released at New Delhi (29th August 2013, New Delhi)
  31. NBFGR Organized International Workshop on Indian Mackerel Genetics Harmonization (27th August 2013, Kochi)
  32. A training programme on “Alternative Strategies to Combat Climate Change in Garo Hills” was organized by KVK, ICAR, West Garo Hills on 20th  August 2013 under the National Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA).
  33. Twenty five days ESDP on Mushroom cultivation for educated unemployed youths concludes.
  34. ICAR-RC-NEHR, Arunachal Pradesh Centre’s Initiatives at Menchukha
  35. One Day Farmers' Fair Organized By ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre
  36. The Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Govt. of India and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi paid his maiden visit To ICAR Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar
  37. Awareness cum Interaction Programme on Jhum Improvement
  38. Third Training Workshop and Review Meeting of SAARC-Australia
  39. Training Program on Climatic Data Anlysis 25-26 March 2013 under NICRA Project
  40. Training organized under AICRP on Tuber Crops
  41. Second NICRA Review Workshop at ICAR-Barapani
  42. One day camp on Agri-business funding opportunity at National Research Centre on Pig campus at Rani (near Airport), Guwahati-781131
  43. Training programme on “Data Analysis Using SAS” will be organized during February second week, 2013 at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya. The training period has been tentatively scheduled. For details see Annexure 1
  44. Workshop on Seed Collection and Seed Protection on potato, paddy and maize in collaboration with Khyndai Kyntoit Social and Cultural Organization (KKSCO) Wahilang, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya will be organized for the farmers on 13th-14th, December 2012 at West Khasi Hills, 17th-18th, December 2012 at East Khasi Hlils and 19th-20th, December 2012 at Ribhoi. For details contact: Dr. A. K. Tripathi (Mobile: 09436108690, Email: )
  45. Training programme on “Mushroom cultivation for livelihood improvement” had been organized during 4th to 10th Dec 2012 at ICAR RC for NEH Region Umiam.
  46. Vigilance Week had been observed during 30th Oct. to 3rd Nov. 2012 at ICAR RC for NEH Region Umiam, Various events & activities like, debate, extempore speech, quiz, essay writing, group discussion against corruption had been performed during this week.
  47. A training on “Integrated water management programme (IWMP)” had been organized in collaboration with MANAGE, Hyderabad during 06th to 09th Nov. 2012 at ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umiam.
  48. Education Day had been observed on12th Nov. at ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umiam. More than 50 students from four schools viz St. Mary’s Hr. Secondary School, Shillong, Rolind Modern Hr. Sec. School, Umiam, KV, NEPA and KV, Umroi Cantt. Participated the event with their teachers. Various events & activities like, debate, extempore speech, quiz, essay writing had been organized for the students during the day.
  49. “Communal harmony campaign & fund raising week” had been observed during 19th to 24th Nov. 2012 at ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umiam. Various events & activities like, debate, extempore speech, quiz, essay writing, group discussion on national integrity and communal harmony had been organized for the staffs of the institute during this week.
  50. A training programme on “Supply chain management models for horticultural crops in NEH Region” had been organized during 21th to 27th Nov. 2012 at ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umiam.
  51. “2nd Regional Workshop on Seed programme for NEH states” had been organized during 26th to 27th Nov. 2012 at ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umaim.
  52. A Training programme had been organized on “Modern Management Practices of Live Stock” from 3rd- 5th of December and distributed of 35 piglets and 100 poultry birds at ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umiam.

Agri Business Camp organised in ICAR RC for NEH Region Umiam, Meghalaya, 21st December, 2013 in collaboration with Business Planning & Development Unit, NIRJAFT, Kolkata.

Highlighting the crucial role of Entrepreneurship as a catalyst for Agricultural and Economic Development, the Agribusiness Camp concluded successfully on 21st December 2013.

Jointly organized by Zonal Technology Management- Business Planning and Development Unit (ZTM-BPD) of NIRJAFT, Kolkata and ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region, the single day event aimed to create Agribusiness awareness, build competencies on Agribusiness incubation among Entrepreneurs, and establish partnership among Agribusiness sectors in North Eastern India.Read more...

ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre win the 4th e-North East Award – 2013

ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre has won the 4th e-North East Award 2013 held at Golden Jubilee Banquet Hall, Niti Vihar, Itanagar on 13th December 2013 which was organized by Department of Information Technology (Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh) & North East Development Foundation under ten categories. Dr. Rupankar Bhagawati, Joint Director of the centre made presentation of the project and become winner to receive the award under the category ‘e-livelihood & enterprises’ for“Integrated Agro-met Advisory Services”.

The service aims at timely preparing and delivering of weather forecast based Agromet advisories to farmers of seventeen districts of Arunachal Pradesh and other stakeholders including officials of line departments and KVKs since 2008 and has covered more than 5000 farmers across the state. The major activities are data recording, data analysis, making of Agromet advisory bulletin of crops and livestock related information beneficial to the farmers and subsequent sending through short message service (SMS) through Micromax datacard and


Training on Natural Resource Management using Geospatial Tools
(14 – 21st NOVEMBER, 2013)
Sponsored by
Department of Agriculture & Cooperation
Ministry of Agriculture
Government of India

About the training

Mangalaus - A new genus of mite discovered
The taxonomists of the ICAR Network Project on Insect Biosystematics, at the Division of Entomology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute have discovered a new mite christened as Mangalaus with a new species yet to be named. This eriophyid is one of the smallest of the arthropods of the size of 200 microns. This causes galls on the leaf called erineum on the plant “fragrant manjarack” or “Indian cherry” (Cordiadichotoma) (Fig. 1, 2). This mite has been collected from the farm of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Mangalaus is strikingly distinct from mites hitherto known. The high profile LT-SEM studies reveal these unique characters in the micro morphological aspects (Figs.3-6). The world renowned acarologistProf. James Amrine, West Virginia University, USA states “this mite has a eye-like ocelli and represents a new genus. He adds “the tibiae of legs I and II lack a seta, but all femora have a normal seta and tarsal setae, and it is sister to Notaceria”.Dr. Ronald Ochoa of USDA comments “the round area, yes almost it does look like an eye...But as you know, there is no report of such structure in this mite family.”

Plant hope for lung cancer patients -Silk route to effective treatment (Source: The Telegraph Guwahati Friday 6th September 2013)

Jorhat, Sept. 5: The North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST) here has found a plant extract which promises to offer a novel treatment for lung cancer.

The institute is planning to start clinical trials on lung cancer patients once it gets the go-ahead by the Medical Ethics Committee constituted by the Assam government. The committee will have a hearing by the end of this more...


ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya conferred with the outstanding institute award for 2012 at the 85th ICAR foundation day celebrations.

The prestigious Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award 2012 has been conferred to ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya by the honorable  President  of  India  Shri.  Pranab  Mukherjee  on  the  occasion  of  85th Foundation day (16th July, 2013) of ICAR, in the presence of Shri. Sharad Pawar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Food Processing Industries, Shri. Tariq Anwar, Minister of State for Agriculture & Food Processing Industries, Dr. Charan Das Mahant, Minister of State for Agriculture & Food Processing Industries and Dr. S. Ayyappan DG, ICAR & Secretary DARE, Government of India. The award consists of Rs 10 lakh cash and a citation.


The ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region located in the remote part of the country has made commendable contribution to the agricultural research, extension and educational development of the region. During the last five years, the institute focused on strategic programmes on Farming Systems Research and developed location specific farming system models for rural empowerment and livelihood improvement. The major thrust of institute was on conservation agriculture for various land uses, acid soil management and agro- forestry systems for sustainable hill agriculture. During last five years the institute could release fourteen varieties of crops suitable for the varying agroclimatic situations of the region. The dreaded  Procine  Reproductive  and  Respiratory Syndrome  Virus  (PRRSV) which   caused havoc in many countries were reported for the first time in India by the scientists of the institute. With availability of nearly one hundred scientists spread over the headquarters and in   six   regional   stations   across   eighteen   odd   disciplines,   the institute     generated     42  technologies,  5  patents  and  many  services  for  the  region. Extending access to knowledge, quality seed and excellent plant and animal health care to as many as 96,000 farmers has been another significant contribution to the region.

The Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award for Outstanding Research in Tribal Farming System 2012 was also conferred to a team of Scientists (Drs. A. S. Panwar, S.V. Ngachan and Anup Das) of the Institute on the same occasion.