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Horticulture development project to ensure employment to villagers in East Garo Hills

The North Eastern Council (NEC) under the DoNER Ministry has implemented a project for horticulture development at Nokrek region in East Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 23 Dec 2021, 5:43 am

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In an effort to ensure direct and indirect employment to the villagers of Nokrek region in East Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, the North Eastern Council (NEC) under the DoNER Ministry has implemented a project for horticulture development in the region.

The horticulture development project at Nokrek Region, East Garo Hills, Meghalaya was implemented through the state Department of Horticulture at a total cost of Rs 439.94 lakh with the state contributing Rs 44 lakh of the total project cost, the ministry stated in a release.

The project, which was completed on March 4, 2020, aims to provide direct and indirect employment to the villagers and surrounding areas, the ministry stated.

By practicing multiple cropping there will be increased in the cropping intensity which results in better land use and increased productivity, the ministry said.

A hi-tech green house and drip irrigation system will be introduced in the area, the ministry said, adding that it will promote agriculture entrepreneurship thereby reducing series of middleman in marketing. Hence, it envisages providing direct and indirect income generation among the farmers, the ministry added.

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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