Here is one more Meghalaya based organization supporting Agriculture and Allied sectors
Agricultural Planning and Information Bank (APIB)
(for East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya)
North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC)
Department of Space, Government of India
Umiam - 793103 Meghalaya
Phone: 0364 - 2570773
The Agricultural Planning and Information Bank (APIB) is a joint project of the Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Meghalaya and the North Easter Space Application Centre (NESAC). It seems a good initiative to provide information related to agriculture and allied sector which are of use to farmers and government official working in that area. Interestingly a survey was conducted to identify the needs of the farmers by way of information. The fact that the website is very basic comes as a surprise though.
A couple of interesting data available on the website:
- A page on agro climatic conditions shown in color graded map of Meghalaya is informative and will be useful for anyone with interest in the area of agriculture and allied sector in Meghalaya.
- Under a page on ‘Package of Practices’ details of growing different fruits, vegetables, food grains and even a few medicinal plants are given. For example, this page lists all the types of flowers that grow around Shillong and gives their recommended sowing time
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