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PGPR takes up development issues with DoNER minister

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Staff Correspondent

Dibrugarh, February 11: The Policy Group for People’s Rights (PGPR), a leading NGO of Upper Assam, submitted a brief policy document to the DoNER Minister, Dr. Jitendra Singh, during his recent visit here.

President PGPR, Dr Aradha Kataki, met Union DONER minister Dr Jitendra Singh recently in the context of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, relating to the development of Assam in general and Upper Assam in particular.

The policy document underlines areas and issues such as infrastructure development, including extension of high speed fibre optic internet connection for improved connectivity, exploiting the huge tourism potential of Upper Assam for revenue generation, improvement of basic education and health facilities for creation of healthy skilled employable human resources that requires special attention and involvement of both the State and the Central governments.

The policies of the document emates from the observations and ideas, which formed the basis of the interactive discussion between Ambassadors Dr Jaimini Bhagawati, Bhaskar K Mitra and Dr. gen Saikia, including the leading citizens of Dibrugarh who were part of the 2nd PGPR Adda , held on January 10.

The document also suggests the idea of development of the river front in Dibrugarh together with harnessing the Brahmaputra river’s potential as a tural and a cultural resource. The paper also urged that Upper Assam be included in the policy of developing trade as well as cultural ties with neighbouring countries like Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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