Modi govt will leave no stone unturned to promote North East, says Union Home Minister

Shillong Jan 23: Union Home Minister and chairman of the North Eastern Council (NEC) Amit Bhai Shah has assured that the Narendra Modi-led government would leave no stone unturned in promoting the North Eastern Region and put it on world map by bringing progress and prosperity in the region.

Shah, who inaugurated the 69th NEC plenary session in Shillong on Saturday, said the Central government has been focussing towards making the region a new engine of growth and overall development in the country.

He recalled that when Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister, he had mentioned from the very beginning that the development of India lies in the development of the North-East.

“The region which was neglected for decades has witnessed unprecedented peace and development under PM Modi,” Shah said.

The Union Home Minister who is the chairman of the North Eastern Council, said that from increasing livelihoods to bringing several development projects, the NEC has played a crucial role in fuelling the economic growth of the region .

Shah also said that the beauty of the North Eastern Region, be it natural beauty or rich cultural heritage, the region has immense potential to become a big tourism hub of our country.

“The Modi government is leaving no stone unturned in promoting the North East on world map and bringing progress and prosperity in the region,” Shah assured.

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitender Singh, Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, other governors and chief ministers of all the North Eastern states attended the plenary session, besides officers of State Governments and Central ministries.

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