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Dr. Jitendra Singh reviews ongoing projects of North East

Dr. Jitendra Singh reviews ongoing projects of North East
Dr Jitendra Singh (File)
Spl. Correspondent NEW DELHI, JUN 3 (NPN): | Publish Date: 6/4/2019 12:00:00 AM IST

Union minister of state (IC) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh Monday reviewed the ongoing projects of North East region and future plans.

The meeting was  attended by officials of DoNER and North Eastern Council (NEC). 

The officials briefed the minister about the progress made on the ongoing projects in the region and also about the upcoming initiatives and projects to be implemented in the region.

The minister was informed that an amount of Rs 11 crore had been released for the construction of a 224 room hostel in JNU for NE students in Delhi. Dr. Singh was also informed that the hostel for North Eastern girl students, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister in Bengaluru recently, has also become functional. 

In addition, the land acquisition process for hostel at Rohini for NE students has started and Rs 2.5 crore has been released to DDA.

The status of the Rs. 50 crore North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre project, to be set up in Dwarka in Delhi, was also discussed during the meeting. 

The Minister said that this Centre will act as a cultural and convention/information hub of the North Eastern Region in Delhi. It will be constructed at par with the international standards and will have a library-cum-reading room with material on North Eastern Region, an art gallery showcasing the North East.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the development of NE region has been the priority for the Centre under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

He assured that the Centre will make all efforts for the implementation of ongoing development projects in North East and will take measures to introduce new projects for the benefit of people.  He also informed that ministers will soon start their visits to North East to have a first-hand knowledge and ground realities of the people there.

 

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