- The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh announced Rs 325 crore worth projects for Northeast, out of which Rs 200 crore will be meant for projects in the State of Assam and Rs. 125 crore for “Organic Farming Mission” for the entire North-Eastern region.
Make in North-East
- As far as organic farming is concerned, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, this is one of the ambitious projects undertaken by DoNER Ministry in the last few months and it will be a distinct feature of our “Make in Northeast” plan which is an expansion of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” vision.
- He informed that a concept paper has been prepared on the subject which is in circulation among various Ministries in Government of India for their inputs and suggestions. Once this process is completed, the concept paper will then be brought before the Union Cabinet, he added. The various specific products to be taken up under organic farming will be determined by the requirement and feasibility, but most likely in the initial phase, the focus will be on fruits and large cardamom.