North Eastern Region is one of the hot- spot of bio resources for its richness in flora and fauna. Among others, mentioned may be made for medicinal and aromatic plants, spice crops besides tea, rubber, orange, pineapple etc. important spice crops include ginger, turmeric, chilli (Bhut Jalokia/ Naga Chilli/King Chilli), large cardamom.
A joint effort along with NABARD and SIDBI, NCHD&IT has mobilized about 300 Joint Liability Programme in 5 (five) districts of the state and encouraged them to make use of the unused land for economic stability. The short term activities are both Rabi and Kharif crops, the long term crops are like tea, rubber, Arracanut, black pepper, beetle vine, large cardamom etc.
In Kipheri, around 300 hectors are covered under Cardamom cultivation and doing very well in this district. Cardamom cultivation year 2013 we invited experts’ scientist from Spice Board both Horticulture Department and JLGs attended the training. The cardamom farmers of Kipheri district is new to this crop and the organization since the inception have been helping them learn, guiding them to follow systematically and technically correct. A Cardamom drying machine for five villages is recently set in a village.