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Road to ‘New India’ through ‘New NE ’: HM

Road to ‘New India’ through ‘New NE ’: HM
Rajnath Singh greeting the members on the second day of the 67th Plenary Session of the NEC, in Shillong on Tuesday.
Correspondent SHILLONG, JUL 10 | Publish Date: 7/10/2018 11:55:20 PM IST
Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the idea of “New India” won’t be created unless there is no “New North East”.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a dream of “New India” by 2022 and the road to ‘New India’ will be realised through a developed, peaceful and vision of a ‘New North East’,” he said in his concluding remarks of the 67th plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Meghalaya’s capital Shillong.
“I believe the road for New India goes from New North East and NEC should pay more attention to it,” Singh, who is the ex-officio chairman of the NEC, the regional planning body of the North Eastern states, said.
The plenary meeting was attended by Governors and Chief Ministers of the North Eastern states, besides Development of North Eastern Region Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh and top government officials.
Noting that ‘New North East’ will emerge with better Road Connectivity and Information Technology besides setting up the Regional Institute for Skill Development, Singh told the Governors and Chief Ministers that Centre has recently made some progress in this area and said that the economic potential of the region will be realised with better connectivity.
Singh suggested the NEC to open a regional centre for skill development which would also lead to create job avenues and contain the insurgency problems in the region.
“The North Eastern states need to create a conducive environment for private investments which should make the investors feel safe and their problems are addressed. It will give a big boost to investments,” he said Promising Centre’s support to NE states in improving Police infrastructure, Singh asked the chief ministers to capitalise on the prevailing peaceful scenario to improve the law and order situation and strengthen policing in the region.
There is also a need for revival of North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC) for marketing of agriculture produce. The North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP) with the Self Help Groups can extend help in this effort to increase the income and employment generation in the region,” he said.
Singh said that there will be a mutual coordination between the state governments and the Centre to find out the cause as to why there has been no desired investment in the region. 
Singh also directed the chief ministers’ and senior officials of the region to complete the Central projects implemented in their respective states in a time-frame manner.

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