<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today urged the Centre to establish regional centre for orchid and a centre of excellence for horticulture in the state. Khandu along with Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Home Kiren Rijiju called on Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh at Krishi Bhavan here and discussed the state of agriculture in Arunachal Pradesh, an official release said. The chief minister also urged Singh to consider setting up a bamboo board on the lines of spices board, coffee board and tea board for which he offered to provide land in the state. Singh appreciated the concerns raised by Khandu and assured all possible support from his ministry. “The day I became the agriculture minister in 2014, I really wanted to do something for Arunachal Pradesh but the ups and downs in the state did not give me the chance,” the agriculture minister said. “Now that we have a stable BJP government in the state, led by a young chief minister, I can go ahead with my plans and give a boost to the sector,” he said. Assuring that the college of horticulture and forestry at Pasighat in East Siang district would be strengthened, Singh said that establishment of a centre of excellence for orchid in the state is on the cards.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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