Information for Communication by Agripreneurs কৃষি-উদ্যমীৰ যোগাযোগৰ তথ্য

In developing India, farmers are now hungry after information. Agripreneurs require right source and dose of information at right time to cope up the emerging market demands and face competitive challanges.
Nowadays, everybody will indicate towards ‘Google Guru’, is it right? Well, if you consider that only 28% of the Indian population have access to the internet and a majority of those who have access to the internet live in major cities and towns, covering about 60% of the urban population. Urban India is said to be growing @ 9%, while rural India is leaping @ 26%, almost three-fold. In reality, many of the agripreneurs in remote areas have very little or no access to the internet and are therefore starved of information. How then can we get information to them?
Although the rate of internet penetration in India has not been reached to all, the same cannot be said for mobile telephony. With easy and greater affordability of mobile services in India especially with the launch of Reliance Jio late last year, and easy availability of affordable handsets in the market for the lower income section of the people, the rural India is paved with a greater penetration rate. It is estimated that 92% of the Indian population covering 118 Crore population own mobile phones and 90% of smallholder farmers either own a mobile phone or have easy access to one. Communication and social networking are found to be dominant in Rural India, besides entertainment drives.
If we want to ensure agripreneurs are able to access important information, we would be safer giving a solution that can utilize mobile telephony. With this end in view, we are in an effort to provide the vital phone numbers etc of important offices of the Northeast India, in a phased manner, with a top-down approach so that interested farmers can access the information as and when required to attain their development goals.

KEY CONTACT POINTS OF CHIEF SECRETARIES OF THE
NORTHEASTERN STATES OF INDIA

Name & Designation
Office Phone & Fax No.Residence Phone & Fax No.E-mail ID & Mobile No.
Shri Vinod Kumar Pipersenia,
Chief Secretary to
Govt of Assam.
0361-2261403;
0361-2261120;
0361-2260900 (F).
-cs-assam@ nic.in
Smt.Shakuntala Gamlin,
Chief Secretary to
Govt of Arunachal Pradesh.
0360-2212595;
0360-2006161;
0360-2212446 (F);
0360-2006630 (F).
-cs-arunachal@nic.in






Shri O. Naba Kishore Singh,
Chief Secretary to
Govt of Manipur.
0385-2450054;
0385-2451144;
0385-2452629 (F).
-cs-manipur@nic.in
Shri Yeshi Tsering,
Chief Secretary to
Govt of Meghalaya.
0364-2224801;
0364-2222501;
0364-2225978 (F).
-krophaka@ias.nic.in
Shri Lalmalsawma,
Chief Secretary to
Govt of Mizoram.
0389-2322429;
0389-2322429;
0389-2322412 (F).
0389-2322412cs-mizoram@nic.in
Shri Pankaj Kumar,
Chief Secretary to
Govt of Nagaland.
0370-2270082;
0370-2270076;
0370-2270057 (F).
0370-2222137;
0370-2222410;

cs-ngl@nic.in
Shri Sanjeev Ranjan,
Chief Secretary to
Govt of Tripura
0381-2413200;
0381-2414392;
0381-2414013 (F).
0381-2351122;
0381-2351144;
0381-2351122 (F)
cs-tripura@nic.in
Dr A. K. Srivastava,
Chief Secretary to
Govt of Sikkim.
03592-202315;
03592-204323.
03592-203750cs-skm@hub.nic.in

KEY CONTACT POINTS OF NORTH EASTERN COUNCIL SECRETARIATE,
NOGRIM HILLS, SHILLONG-793003
Web: http://www.necouncil.gov.in
Name & Designation
Office Phone & Fax No.Residence Phone & Fax No.E-mail ID & Mobile No.
Shri Ram Muviah, IAS
Secretary, NEC
0364-2522644;
0364-2522645;
0364-2522643 (F).
0364-2521560sect-nec-meg@nic.in
94365-97950.

Shri Steral Lyngdoh,
P. A. To Secretary, NEC
0364-2522644;
0364-2522645;
0364-2522643 (F).
-94363-11438.

KEY CONTACT POINTS OF REGIONAL OFFICES
UNDER NORTH EASTERN COUNCIL & MINISTRY OF DONER
Name & DesignationOffice Phone & Fax No.Residence Phone & Fax No.E-mail ID, Mobile No. & Web Address
Shri Pankaj Kumar Prasad,
Managing Director, North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Ltd (NERAMAC), 9 Rajbari Path, G. S. Road, Ganeshguri, Guwahati, Assam-781005.
0361-2341427;
0361-22341428 (F).
-mdneramacl@gmail.com;
neramac@gmail.com;
Web: http://www.neramac.com
Shri Bulu Paul Mukteih,
CMD, North Eastern Developmental Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi), “NEDFi House”, GS Road, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781006.
0361-6115555-85;
0361-6115556 (F).
-bp.mukteih@nedfi.com;
098540-81203;
Web: http://www.nedfi.com
Shri Dhiraj Thakuria,
Actg. Managing Director, North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation Ltd (NEHHDC), East Point Tower, 5th & 6th Floors, Bamunimaidam, Guwahati, Assam-781021.
0361-2654830;
0361-2655934;
0361-2411270 (F).
-md@nehhdc.com;
Web: http://www.nehhdc.com

If we find that these pieces of information are worthwhile for the farmers and agripreneurs in their pursuit of gathering some urgent data for the welfare of farming sectors in the Northeastern States, we will continue our efforts to provide more vital communication contacts of other key offices in the region. Your kind feedback is expected, and will be appreciative.

~ Manik CS Bordoloi,Editor-in-Chief.

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