The North-Eastern region of India is rich in many useful natural resources. We have acres of tea gardens, dozens of oilfields and thousands of miraculous species of herbs in our vast landmass. We can study those resources and make available the reports to various industries, e.g., pharmaceutical, rubber, petroleum and energy.
We can set some new or modify our old laboratories of our universities and institutes to test the chemical samples. We need to know the chemistry involved in there to modify and enrich our products that are already available to the consumers. For example, the tea tree oil has magical antiseptic property. It can heal wounds and kill germs of many infamous viruses.
If each Universities and Institutions can transform themself into research and development centre for that particular region, then the students will be encouraged to take part in such research activities automatically.