First-of-its-kind Centre of Excellence to be set up in Arunachal's Papum Pare
A first-of-its-kind Centre of Excellence in the Northeast will be set up at Kimin in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh by the Ministry of Science & Technology, a government release said on Monday.
The project for establishing the Centre for Bio-Resources and Sustainable Development as a Centre of Excellence was sanctioned by the Department of Biotechnology and is awaiting formal inauguration, the statement read.
Speaking to a delegation from Arunachal Pradesh, Union Minister of State for Science & Technology, Jitendra Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not only given high priority to the Northeast but has also called for utilising the latest technology for infrastructural development and value addition to the ongoing projects.
He also added that under the Modi-led government, many projects have been pushed forward and undertaken at an expeditious pace through optimum utilisation of technologies of different nature, including space technology and satellite imaging.
With the setting up of the centre by the Department of Biotechnology, the entire northeastern region will be able to use its fruit and organic food potential to the maximum extent, the minister said.
The delegation from Arunachal Pradesh was led by Lok Sabha member Tapir Gao, Rajya Sabha member Nabam Rebia, and chairman of Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology Bamang Mangha.
(Edited by Aparmita Das)
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