Agro-Economic Research (AER) Scheme
The Agro-Economic Research (AER) Scheme was launched in 1954-55 for undertaking research studies on the agro-economic problems of the country.
The scheme is being implemented through 12 Agro-Economic Research Centers and 3 Regional Units, which are fully funded by the Government through a Central Sector Plan Scheme.
These Centers have been established to take up problem-oriented studies on a regional basis, with a view to generating the requisite feedback from the grass roots level, ways and means for improving the effective monitoring of various programmes and schemes implemented by the Ministry, while three units undertake interregional and all-India level studies. The centers undertake regional and state-level studies.
For North East India, the Agro-Economic Research Centre is located in Jorhat, which was was set up in 1960.