Govt committed to develop NE: Shah

Govt committed to develop NE: Shah
Amit Shah being presented with a memento during the foundation stone laying ceremony, Monday. (PIB)
NEW DELHI, AUG 19 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 8/19/2019 11:23:49 AM IST

The Centre is committed to all-round development of the North East region, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Monday.

Shah, who laid the foundation stone of Karbi Bhavan and Dimasa Bhavan here, said development in the region had curbed terrorism. Karbi and Dimasa Bhavans, being built in Delhi’s Dwarka area at a cost of Rs 146 crore, will cater to the needs of people from Assam’s Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts. People from these districts visit the national capital for various purposes, including education and healthcare.

“The Narendra Modi government is committed to the all-round development of the northeast. Our government has attached unprecedented importance to the development of Assam and other northeastern states,” he said.

Shah said the NDA government has been working very sincerely to facilitate equal development of all sections of people living in the northeast.

Shah said the development initiatives in the northeast have curbed terrorism and brought peace to the region.

“The northeast is now well connected via roads, rail and air. This change has come due to the love and respect for northeast in the heart of our prime minister,” he said.

The home minister said the practice of at least one central minister making visits to the northeastern states every 15 days has been adopted by the NDA government.

The central ministers oversee the implementation of various central schemes on ground, he added.

Speaking about the enhanced fund allocation for North east, Shri Shah said that there has been 258 % rise in the funds allocated for North East between 13th and 14th Finance Commissions, with amount rising from Rs 87,000 crore to Rs 3,13,375 crore. 

He said that the country is proud of its culture and the aim is to take forward North East while preserving its rich cultural identity, along with its development. 

Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh said with the foundation stone laying for the two bhavans, a task which was pending for years has been completed.

He said the land for the two bhavans was transferred by Delhi Development Authority in June this year.

Speaking about the initiatives taken by the Government in the last five years, the Minister said that the focus of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after taking charge in 2014, was to develop the hitherto neglected areas and bring them at par with other regions.

Speaking on the occasion, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the “momentous occasion” symbolised the compassion and commitment of the NDA government to the welfare of the people of the northeast and the region’s faster development.

“Construction of the Karbi and Dimasa Bhavans will enable people belonging to hills of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao along with people of the plains to stay in Delhi and do their jobs,” he said.



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