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The GI-tagged products in Nagaland include: Naga Mircha (King Chilli); Naga Tree Tomato; Naga Sweet Cucumber and Chakhesang Shawl

North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC), under the Ministry of Development of Northeast Region (DoNER), has authorised 250 Naga Sweet Cucumber and Tree Tomato farmers in Nagaland to use NERAMAC processed Geographical Identification (GI) certification.

GI awareness programme was held in Kohima. GI initiative is part of the Government of India’s broader efforts to promote sustainable agriculture, protect the rights of farmers and enhanced the country’s agricultural exports.

A short presentation was made about the work being undertaken by NERAMAC in the North Eastern Region in general and Nagaland in particular. About 100 Naga Tree Tomato and Naga Sweet Cucumber farmers attended the seminar.

Tiakala Ao, general manager of NABARD Kohima said GI is a form of intellectual property rights that identifies a product originating from a specific geographical location, possessing qualities, reputation or characteristics that are attributable to that location. Therefore, she said GI protection can play a significant role in promoting and safeguarding the traditional and unique products of a region.

Tiakala informed that at present the GI-tagged products in Nagaland include: Naga Mircha (King Chilli); Naga Tree Tomato; Naga Sweet Cucumber and Chakhesang Shawl.
Horticulture department director, Meyasashi, give a presentation on Naga Tree Tomato and Naga Cucumber, explaining the advantages of these products.

The GI-tagged products in Nagaland include: Naga

The objective of the project is to provide employment and income opportunities to the rural communities

North Eastern Council (NEC), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India, have approved the project of ‘Promotion of Fishery and Piggery fattening in the North East India’ at a project cost of Rs 490.82 lakhs. So far, NEC had released an amount of Rs 196.32 lakh to North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Society (NERCRMS), Shillong.

The project is being implemented in the Lower Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh, Karbi Anglong district in Assam, Imphal West, Senapati, Churachandpur, Pherzawl and Tamenglong districts of Manipur, and West Jaintia Hills and East Khasi Hills districts in Meghalaya.

The objective of the project is to provide employment and income opportunities to the rural communities and at the same to augment the production statistics of the state to enhance the volume, value addition and promote the outflow of resources from the region. 

The project aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To establish a fish pond for quality production of table fish.
  • To establish piggery fattening units for quality production of pork meat.
  • To increase the production of table fish and fresh pork meat to meet the demands of local and nearby markets.
  • To double farmer’s income through table fish and fresh pork meat. 
  • To minimise the import of fresh fish and pork meat and supply the surplus to outside markets. 

The objective of the project is to

The initiative involves creativity and resource in talent scouting, training, technology sourcing, market linkage to give a boost to the sector

North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC), has set up nursery and bamboo plantation site at LeirikKhul, Imphal West District and the Bamboo plantation site at Konshak Khul, Kangpopkpi District, Manipur.

Set up under North Eastern Council, Shillong under the Ministry of DoNER, Government of India, the initiative involves creativity and resource in talent scouting, training, technology sourcing, market linkage for giving a new age thrust to the age-old bamboo sector.

The initiative involves creativity and resource in