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NE governments not cooperating in development projects: DoNER

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT


NEW DELHI, March 14: The DoNER Ministry has pointed out that lack of cooperation from the state governments in northeast is creating hurdles in implementing several developmental projects.

During the first meeting of the consultative committee on northeast under the chairmanship of DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh, the members were informed that the ministry needs the cooperation of the states for coordition of various projects in the region.

The members of the consultative committee in a meeting discussed the issues of promotion of tourism, improvement of connectivity & other infrastructural projects in the region.

"The ministry (DoNER) could not organize the meetings of the North-Eastern Council (NEC) in the region for a long time & hence forth meeting will be held regularly by rotation in different state of the region," Singh said.

Singh informed the members that the ministry will take up the project "Make in North-East" on the lines of "Make in India" project announced by the Prime Minister. He said that the ministry is also arranging a Mega Festival in Delhi by involving NEC and NE States shortly.

"The hostel facilities for NE students in Delhi has also been increased by constructing two more new hostels for them. There is also a proposal to set up a study center in Jawahar Lal Nehru University for students from the NE region," he said. The members highlighted the issues of the region ranging from Tourism, Power, Roads, Civil Aviation, Organic Farming, Horticulture development, processing and packaging of fruits. They also informed about the difficulties in the formulation of detailed projects reports (DPR), implementation of the schemes & fincial constants.

Earlier, DoNER secretary R Vijay Kumar made a presentation about the plan schemes in North-Eastern Region & the budget provision for the same. He also informed that the budget estimate of the ministry for the year 2015-16 is about Rs. 2150 crores.

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