National Seminar on Potential and Prospects of Horticulture in North Eastern Region


Who Can Participate

The Seminar is open to all the stakeholders interested in R&D in Agricultural and Allied Sector such as Farmers, Students, Researchers, Scientists, Academicians, KVK Personnel, Extension Functionaries, NGOs, Agripreneurs, Agro-industries, Corporate Sector, Financial institutes and Line Departments etc.

Major Themes

The Seminar will broadly cover all the important aspects and issues related to fruit, vegetable, flower, plantation, spices and medicinal & aromatic crops as given below during various technical sessions:
1. Production technology of horticultural crops
2. Pest and disease management in horticultural crops
3. Post harvest technology, value addition and marketing.
4. Horticulture development – issues and strategies.
5. Crop improvement including Biotechnology
6. Farming Systems Approach and Conservation Horticulture for Ensuring Sustainability and Food Security.
7. Recent Advances in Genetic Resource Management, Crop Improvement, Scientific Production and Protection Technologies of Horticultural Crops under Changing Climatic Scenario.
8. Climate Resilient breeding of horticultural crops.
9. Agri-business, Transfer of Technology and Policy Options for Socio-economic Upliftment of the Farming Community.
10. Protected Cultivation of High Value Horticultural Crops

Scientific Programme

Plenary lectures: To highlight an overview of the seminar themes.
Invited lectures and oral presentations: To highlight in depth analysis of various seminar themes.
Contributory papers: To elaborate upon various seminar themes.
Contributory posters: To provide an opportunity to the participants to present their research work with personalized interaction with participants.

Call for Abstract

Abstracts of unpublished research work are invited for oral and posters presentations. Abstracts should be typed in MS Word (A4 size) within 300 words excluding title, affiliation etc. Times New Roman font (size 12 point) with double space should be used while typing the abstract. Full name of all contributing authors as well as affiliation, contact details should be mentioned. Presenters name should be underlined. Abstract should be submitted preferably through email to The Organizing Secretary (Email:

Official Language

English is the official language of the National Seminar.


There will be 'Best Poster Presentation Award' and 'Best Oral Presentation Award' in each Technical Session.

About the Venue

The seminar will be organized at North Eastern Hill University, Tura campus in the Department of Horticulture. Tura is a hilly town in West Garo Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. Tura is located at 25.52 degree N and 90.22 degree E having an average elevation of 349 metres (1145 ft). It is 220 km from the nearest city Guwahati and is also the district capital of West Garo Hills. The weather is usually quite pleasant
during the month of March. Tura is a valley located at the foothills of the Tura Hills and right below the Tura peak which is filled with small rivulets and green valleys all around. The principal languages are Garo and English. Tura is a cultural and administrative centre of the Garo tribes. Large numbers of interesting and unexplored places are present here, the famous Nokrek Bioreserve and other tourists destinations such as Balpakram and Siju Cave are located here which attracts the eye and gives a pleasant stay.


All the participants are encouraged to register in advance. The schedule and fee for registration fees for various categories of participants are as below.


The organizer will be glad to arrange the accommodation on request at various Hotels in Tura city. Room tariff ranging from Rs. 1000 to 5000 per night for single/double occupancy are available. Advance accommodation will be booked only for those who has submitted registration fee in advance. Advance payment for hotel charges is solicited to avoid last minute rush. 

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