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Entrepreneurship and Agri-Allied Activities : Prime Mover for Development of NER India

Entrepreneurship and Agri-Allied Activities : Prime Mover for Development of NER India


Agriculture has been a crucial sector for the North-East Region (NER) due to several unique features. The region is diverse in agro-climatic zones (high rainfall zones and climate ranges from subtropical to alpine) blessed with fertile soil and bio-diversity. Despite these favourable factors, this sector has been neglected. This fact was recognized by Indian Foreign Secretary, Harsh Vardhan Shringla in his latest address at ICFAI, Sikkim where he said that the contribution of agriculture to State GDP in the NER is currently only 15-20 per cent on average. But he further added that this sector has huge potential to boost the economy of the region and the climatic conditions of the North-East is suitable for growing fruits and vegetable along with horticulture, floriculture and medicinal plants.