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New centre to facilitate tech access to NE

By SPL CORRESPONDENT

NEW DELHI, June 7 � The Union Cabinet today cleared a proposal to set up an autonomous organisation �North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach� (Nectar) at Shillong at a total cost of Rs 292 crore.

The institute is proposed to be established during the 12th Five-year Plan period, as a society under the Societies Registration Act 1860, under the Department of Science and Technology.

The proposed institute would be set up under the aegis of Ministry of Science and Technology and is envisaged to be a nodal centre in the northeastern region.

Nectar would promote deployment of carefully selected technologies emanating from the public funded research institutions under Government of India and State governments in consultation with the northeastern States after assessing their potentials.

The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved the setting up of the institute.

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New centre to facilitate tech access to NE

NEW DELHI, June 7 � The Union Cabinet today cleared a proposal to set up an autonomous organisation �North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach� (Nectar) at Shillong at a total cost of Rs 292 crore.

The institute is proposed to be established during the 12th Five-year Plan period, as a society under the Societies Registration Act 1860, under the Department of Science and Technology.

The proposed institute would be set up under the aegis of Ministry of Science and Technology and is envisaged to be a nodal centre in the northeastern region.

Nectar would promote deployment of carefully selected technologies emanating from the public funded research institutions under Government of India and State governments in consultation with the northeastern States after assessing their potentials.

The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved the setting up of the institute.