Wednesday, September 28, 2022

NE needs to reap fruits of PM Modi’s reformation initiatives: Dr RK Ranjan

Correspondent

Union minister of state for external affairs and education RK Ranjan on Tuesday said that the northeast states must reap the benefits of the Centre’s Act East Policy for development to push forward.
Participating in the Prime Minister’s ‘Garib Kalyan Sammelan’ through video conferencing from Imphal, the Union minister said that the Centre’s Act East Policy should not be taken as opening the gate for importing foreign goods.
The Centre’s initiative was to bring development in the northeast region by way of connecting the region with other Southeast Asian countries.
“While importing goods from the neighbouring countries under the police, we should also take initiatives to produce and export our products to the countries,” he said.
We should be producers as well as exporters to reap the benefits of the policy,” he said.
The Union minister said that changes were taking place in almost every field in the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Centre was also giving special emphasis to the northeast region under Modi’s– reformation, perform and transform mantra.
Modi’s idea was less government with large governance. It was through this mantra he initiated the reformation which will bring transformation after being performed, he said.
Dr Ranjan claimed that from the very day of assuming office as Prime Minister eight years ago in 2014, there has been a revolution in the country’s economy as the Prime Minister was giving emphasis on reformation of the country.
The said the country’s economic reform did actually take place since 1980 but it was not upto the expected mark.
The development paces could not be accelerated as the benefits of the initiative did not reach the general people. The benefits went to the pocket of only a few sections of the society, he added Modi strongly believed that the country can be pushed forward to become global power through reformation.
It was with this idea that over 1500 redundant laws of the British era were abolished. The Centre was also actively considering replacement of the controversial Act by a humanitarian law.
The recent move of partial removal of the Act from the northeast was a part of it.
A new land reform act may also be introduced which will benefit the farming community in the country, he added.
The reformation of the land law was a must so as to outreach the benefits of various farmers’ welfare schemes to the deserving farmers, he said.
ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Imphal hosted the Prime Minister’s interaction with various beneficiaries/schemes of the government of India as a part of the ‘Garib Kalyan Sammelan’.
Apart from the Union minister, MLA Sapam Kunjakishore, Imphal West Up-Adhyaksha Laishram Boby Devi, Imphal West additional district magistrate Dr N Johnson and joint director of ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre Dr I Mechachandra also attended the function.
Sharing her experience as an elected member of the local self-government, Up-Adhyaksha Laishram Boby Devi stressed the need for certain rectification to the guidelines for various schemes so that the benefits can be availed by the targeted beneficiaries.
MLA Sapam Kunjakishore urged beneficiaries of the schemes to help avail the benefits by other deserving beneficiaries by creating awareness in their respective localities and villages.
Sharing of experiences by the beneficiaries of various schemes before the dignitaries marked the occasion hosted by the ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Imphal.