New Delhi, 7 June 2012:
The Union Cabinet today approved setting up of an Autonomous Organization named `North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach` (NECTAR) at Shillong, Meghalaya as a Society under the Societies Registration Act 1860, under the Department of Science & Technology.
The total expenditure involved will be Rs.292 crore during the 12lh Plan period.
The Ministry of Science and Technology proposes to establish a nodal centre in the North Eastern Region in the form NECTAR as a society under the Societies Registration ACT 1860. 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 respective state governments, after assessing their application potentials.