Close collaboration of office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and M/o DoNER has fructified a new initiative called SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTIONS IN THE NORTH EAST REGION (STINER). Appropriate technologies required for NER would be disseminated through STINER.
Few RuTAG technologies such as Feed block machine Eri-Cocoon opener, Hank to bobbin winding machine, Chaff Cutter, Dryer, Potters wheel, Puffed Rice making machine, Fish cage structure and Nisargruna technology by BARC would be initially disseminated through the support of M/o DONER.
The first meeting “Roadmap for Implementation of Science & Technology Intervention in NER (STINER)" under the Chairmanship of PSA, Dr. R. Chidambaram was held on 20.4.2017. It was attended by Secretaries and higher officials from S&T Departments eg. DST, ICAR, CSIR, DBT, MS&ME, M/o Textile etc. Deliberations were focused on various S&T interventions, upgraded technologies required for Textiles (non-Farm sector) and Turmeric (Farm sector), which could bring about economic development in the NER.
A programme on Destination North East ‘North East Calling’ explore & experience enchanting North-East was held on 9-10 September at India Gate, New Delhi. Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government also complemented the Ministry of DoNER are ready to provide any support to the Ministry. The MOU’s were signed with the ministry under Science and Technology interventions in the North-East region (STINER) aiming at enabling STINER and promoting NISARGRUNA technology of BARC in Bio-energy Technology in association with Tripura state.