About MeRIS

Meghalaya Rice Information System encompasses all relevant information on Rice growing areas in the state. One can interactively search, visualize, navigate and analyze on rice grown areas. Further, it has all relevant information on Soil Fertility map with details on its nutrients, Rice Ecosytem, Soil information, Slope, Horticulture. Information on villages along with road network etc are also provided to assess the connectivity to villages adopting rice farms etc. MeRIS has map analytics for selective visualization of areas on the map based on on-click graphical queries. It also has other tools for distance/area measurement or printing of maps etc. Desired information in the form of report may be printed.

What you can do with MeRIS
  • Interactive Exploration of all the relevant maps of rice information in a single-window platform for effective decision making for rice growing areas and its future expansion.
  • Uses latest web technology for analyzing the data and retrieve vaulable information.
  • Adopts user-friendly, simplistic yet powerful graphical query based for visualization of statistical information.
  • Can Generate grid-wise reports on Soil fertility, horticulture and other important parameters for resource planning.
  • Added selectable multiple satellite base maps for easy interpretability of the overlayed information.
  • Inbuilt GIS tools for map analysis, print and export.
  • MeRIS Mobile app

District-wise MeRIS

About Directorate of Agriculture


The Department of Agriculture was created in 1882 as the Department of Agriculture, Assam. However on attaining statehood it was bifurcated and renamed as the Department of Agriculture, Meghalaya. The Department of Agriculture, Meghalaya has been functioning as an integrated entity comprising the various spheres of development in Agriculture, Horticulture and Minor Irrigation. The mandate of the department is to bring about increased crop production and productivity. However, for effective administration in streamlining the developmental activities, the Directorate of Horticulture was created in 1995 and the Directorate of Irrigation in 2001. The three directorates were in operation within the same administrative control of the Department till the Dec 2010 where the Directorate of Irrigation was carved out as a Water Resources Department.



The North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), a joint initiative of Department of Space (DOS) and the North Eastern Council (NEC) is a society registered under the Meghalaya Societies Registration Act, 1983. The Centre has provided more than 20 years of dedicated service to the eight states of North Eastern Region (NER) of India using space science and technology. The major objectives of the Centre are: 1) To provide an operational remote sensing and geographic information system aided natural resource information base to support activities on development / management of natural resources and infrastructure planning in the region. 2) To provide operational satellite communication applications services in the region in education, health care, disaster management support, and developmental communication. 3) To take up research in space and atmospheric science area and establish an instrumentation hub and networking with various academic institutions of NER. 4) To enable single window delivery of all possible space based support for disaster management. 5) To set up a regional level infrastructure for capacity building in the field of geospatial technology.

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