DCM visits proposed site for SHRDI

ITANAGAR, Nov 5: Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein visited the proposed site for establishment of infrastructure for State Horticulture Research and Development Institute (SHRDI) at Jollang on Sunday.
During his visit, the DCM interacted with the officers and emphasized on creation of quality infrastructure for the research institute.
He also assured to sanction fund for the infrastructure development for the institute in phase manner and requested the Water Resource Department engineers to come up with a detailed estimate and good architectural designs to establish a state-of-the-art facility in the state.
He opined that unless there is strong R&D backup, the huge potential in horticulture sector cannot be harnessed.
Head of SHRDI, Egam Basar informed the DCM that first phase of work will include administrative block and two laboratories for production of planting materials and phyto-chemical analysis, among others.
Engineers from the WRD Department and scientists from SHRDI were also present during the visit.