From Director's Desk        


It is a proven fact that an organization backed by a group of vibrant employees is bestowed with an advantage in the quest for success. And a worthwhile organization is the most valuable gift that its employees can give to the society. Every organization, I am sure, make sincere endeavor to prove its worth to the society and follow its own unique path and traditions to provide a decent working environment for its employees. Central to all these is a good administrative setup.


Certainly good administration does not mean just following rules and proficiency in imposing regulations. This will surely run an office but not make an organization. Many a time a blind compliance with rules becomes synonymous with good administration. However, modern-day organizations require quality administration that cares for all round developments of its employees while remaining within the provisions of the rules and regulations and sensitive to the society.


ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, that started its journey 40 years ago, is now spread across the length and breadth of the north east India with its six regional centres and sixteen Krishi Vigyan Kendras. At present, there are near about 750 employees who are working in the Institute including KVKs and several hundred others who at one point of time or other worked in the Institute and still in touch. Reaching to all these employees and allowing them a transparent and interactive administrative platform is a hugetask. Furthermore, as there can be no organization without a society, keeping an organization transparent to the society and making the society feel for it is very important and more so for an organization that works for the most important constituent of Indian society, the farmers and the youth.


Science has assisted the world to develop at a phenomenal pace. Now people have little time to wait for information and action. Networking has become the nucleus of success of every organization. The website is an attempt to link the employees of the Institute spread across various locations, provide them quality administrative support and make them vibrant and worthwhile for the society. Through this website, the Institute also wants to maintain a transparent approach in all its dealings.




ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region (ICAR-NEHR), Umiam, Meghalaya has come into existence on 9th January, 1975 with Dr. D.N. Borthakur as its first Director. The institute has six centers at Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura and 15 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) at 15 different districts in the Region. The main mandate of the institute is the overall agricultural development of the farming community in the region through sustainable approaches. The institute has been providing technological backstopping and extension services in all the aspects of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fishery and post-harvest technologies etc. Besides research and extension, teaching and guiding for postgraduate students, training to farmers and stakeholders and IGNOU programme are other regular activities of the institute. During the last five years the institute received as many as 17 “National Awards” including “Outstanding ICAR Institute Award” in 2012.


12th September, 2018, Umiam:KVK-Ri-Bhoi, ICAR, Umiam in collaboration with the Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (DCFR), Bhimtal, Uttrakhand had successfully completed two days Orientation cum Training programme of Fish Farming under TSP from 10-11 September 2018 in Nonglakhiat village of Ri-Bhoi district Meghalaya, as part of the aspirational districts. During the inaugural function on the 10th September 2018, Mr Bankitkupar Mukhim SMS (Fisheries) give a brief introduction about the initiative of the government especially in respect of the 112 aspirational districts in various part of the country. The farmers were also briefed about the activities that DCFR and KVK will be doing under Tribal Sub Plan. Dr. R. S. Halder Asst Chief Technical Officer, ICAR-DCFR Bhimtal in his speech express his happiness for being able to visit the village and to extend a helping hand in the field of fisheries and to share his expertise so that the vision of our Honorable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi for Doubling farmer’s income by 2020 can be achieved. He also stressed that fishery sector would contribute a lot for doubling farmer income especially in Meghalaya as a whole where demand for fishes is very high but availability is limited locally which is fulfilling by importing from other part of the country. Shri Abhay Kumar Giri, Scientist, ICAR-DCFR in his speech mentioned about the direction that is being received from the ministry of Tribal Affair, Govt. of India, where each and every department has to undertake various activities in the 39 aspirational district of the country which is dominated by tribal population. To enhance knowledge and skills of farmers on new technologies and aquacultural practices a day long training programme was organized for the benefit of farmers with special reference to cold water fisheries by the staff of ICAR-DCFR and ICAR KVK. Mr. Precious Suting, Fishery Officer, Ri Bhoi District, Govt. of Meghalaya was also present during the programme and gave an insight on the various scheme and project that the department undertake and urge the farmer to enroll themselves so that they can avail the facilities provided by the government. Mr. C Rymbai, Headman, Mandan Nonglakhiat, while delivering his speech express his gratitude to KVK & ICAR-DCFR for selecting his village for the various activities to be undertaken by them and also assure that full cooperation will be provided by the village authority for successful implementation of the programme. He also requested the gathering to be sincere in whatever help and benefit extended by DCFR, Bhimtal. The Programme ended with vote of thanks by Mr. B. Mukhim (SMS, Fishery) KVK Ri Bhoi.