Ministries & Departments

North East Centre for Technology Application & Reach (NECTAR)

NECTAR is an autonomous society, set up under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India with its headquarter at Shillong, Meghalaya. 

The Centre looks at harnessing and leveraging niche frontier technologies available with central scientific departments and institutions. In order to assist the northeastern region, NECTAR is ensuring applications of appropriate technologies for development in the areas of biodiversity concerns, watershed management, telemedicine, horticulture, infrastructure planning & development, planning and monitoring, and tele-schooling using cutting-edge MESHNET solutions, employment generation, etc. through the utilization of local products/resources and associated skill development. Its mission is to be the leading Centre to foster, nurture and ensure the delivery, sustenance, and use of technology applications for public and social good; and to reach and expand the benefits of technology among people, communities, institutions, and governments for the equitable and inclusive social and economic development of the North Eastern Region of our country.

Research Areas: Agricultural Sciences, Astronomy & Space Sciences, Engineering Sciences

Ministries: Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt of India

Contact Name: Dr Arun Kumar Sarma, Director General

Contact Address: North East Centre for Technology Application & Reach (NECTAR), Shillong

Contact Phone: 0364-2505034, 2506085, 9500144775, 7358473508


Fax: 011- 26566329

State: Meghalaya

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