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NEC’s 70th Plenary Session Concludes with Strategic Roadmap Ahead



Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government of India has made many efforts in the last 8 years to bring peace in the Northeast, to increase all connectivity and to give priority to the development of this region, said Amit Shah

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The 70th plenary meeting of North Eastern Council that had started on the 8th October, 2022 concluded on a high note under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister for Home Affairs & Co-operation and Chairman of NEC Amit Shah, official said on Saturday.

In his address, Amit Shah said that there were three major hurdles in the path of development of Northeast for decades – violence and unrest by extremist groups, lack of rail, road and air connectivity in the Northeast and absence of thrust on development of Northeast by previous governments. He said that the development of the Northeast was never a priority for the previous governments. But, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government of India has made many efforts in the last 8 years to bring peace in the Northeast, to increase all connectivity and to give priority to the development of this region.

He launched NEHHDC Mobile Application that is dedicated to the artisans & weavers of North East India. Through this mobile application, NEHHDC can register its artisans and weavers online, and collect authentic data. It will provide training through specially designed online courses & help them with redress grievances. The app will apprise them on important Government schemes, initiatives & upcoming events.

He assured all stakeholders and partners from all the eight states that their suggestions and feedback would be taken for the milestone delivery of various schemes to every last citizen of North East India.

Talking about NESAC, Amit Shah underlined its crucial role in the development of North East India as key focus areas like tourism, agriculture, connectivity will get significant boost with Space Science & Technology.

The eminent dignitaries attended on the last day included Minister for MDoNER, Tourism and Culture & Vice-chairman of NEC G. Kishan Reddy, MoS and Member of NEC BL Verma, Governors & Chief Ministers of North Eastern Region, Deputy CMs, Key Officers from Central & State Departments. All the eminent dignitaries were felicitated by Secretary, NEC, K. Moses Chalai.

The Governors from NER States put forward their suggestions and feedback that would further bolster the roadmap of development in the North Eastern Region.

The CMs & Deputy CMs from NER also graced the Plenary and spoke on further galvanising the partnership between Centre & State for the collective growth and prosperity of the Nation.

The Day 2 meeting focused on confirmation of the Proceedings and Tabling of the Action Taken Report of the 69th Plenary meeting that took place in January 2021 and Report on Progress of Afforestation in North Eastern States.

The Plenary meeting reviewed the status of different ongoing social & developmental projects in the North Eastern Region. The State Governments and Central Ministries working hand in hand to create a strategic roadmap ahead.

Secretary, MDoNER Lok Ranjan shared the deliberations & discussions that was shared on Day 1 of the Plenary. it included:

  1. Vision and Strategy for the North Eastern Region as a Growth Engine.
  2. Presentations on ‘Priorities & Success Stories’ of their respective states and deliberated upon important themes such as ‘Regional Planning for-Telecom, Broadband & Internet Connectivity’s Primary Sector Development and Tourism’.
  3. Empowering the MSME Sector & SHGs, Agriculture, Horticulture & Industries with the vision to fulfill Aatmanirbhar Bharat

4.Collaboration between NGOs & Private Stakeholders in the field of Education & Healthcare Sector.

Secretary, NEC K. Moses Chalai said that North Eastern Council has completed 50 years and proposed the golden Jubilee Celebrations in NER.

Speaking on the occasion, G. Kishan Reddy said that the Development of North East India is pivotal to the Development of our Country. Be it railways, roadways, waterways, airways and telecommunications, North East India is developing across every sector and Government of India under the visionary leadership of PM Narendra Modi has prioritized the development of North East India on every front. The Union Council of Ministers have been regularly visiting NER to bridge the distance between Citizens & Governance.

He also said that all stakeholders that the Centre and State will come together in this developmental roadmap and MDoNER will support them in every effort towards the development of the region.

Encouraging the young brilliant minds in North East India, dignitaries felicitated the winners of Class 12th Board Examinations with NEC Netaji Awards.

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