SHILLONG: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy called on DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh here on Friday. During the meeting, the Governor offered his inputs regarding social and other issues related to Meghalaya.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that the development of peripheral States has always been on the priority of the Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He added that the Northeast has been benefited a lot in terms of connectivity with rest of country. “The purpose is not to bring the Northeast closer to rest of India, but to bring the rest of the country closer to the northeastern region of the country. There is a lot to learn from the Northeast,” Singh said.
The minister said that 22nd National Conference on e-Governance was held in Shillong recently, which was jointly organized by the Department of Administrative Reform & Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of Meghalaya and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.
The “Shillong Declaration” on e-Governance was adopted after intensive deliberations during the sessions held over two days.
Dr Singh said that the government is making all efforts to promote handloom and handicrafts of the Northeast.
He added that other areas which have potential in Meghalaya are fishery and piggery development, which will provide livelihood opportunities to the people of the State.