The central government is giving special priority to the development of North Eastern states. The current central government’s view is that India cannot move forward without the development of the North East region. For this purpose, in the last nine years five lakh crores rupees have been spent for the development of the North-Eastern States Union Minister of Development of North Eastern Region, G. Kishan Reddy said this while speaking at the North-East Security Education and Global Employability Conclave organized by Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) at Hotel Polo Towers this morning.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always said that the country as a whole cannot progress without the North East. The prime minister’s aim is to make this region India’s growth engine in the coming days. The current government of the country is working keeping this in front.
He said that a lot of work has been done for the development of this region in the last nine years. Prior to 2014, the number of airports in North Eastern states was 9. Now this number has increased to 17. Due to the construction of many airports, business, industry and tourism are naturally developing in this region. During this period more than 2 lakh crore rupees were spent on construction and renovation of National Highways alone.
The Minister also said that the communication system will be developed within the next 500 days in all the villages that have not yet established cell phone connections. Efforts are being made to develop world class infrastructure in North Eastern states Expressing the opinion that this region can be considered as the window of South Asia for India, the Union Tourism Minister said that all the necessary work will be done for the development of the North Fastern region This region is very important from a geographical point of view.
As Myanmar is on one side, Bangladesh and China are on the other side. So everyone should work together to develop this region. He said, the biggest challenge here is employment. The central government is working constantly to address this challenge. He said that the sons and daughters of North Eastern states are working in very important places in different parts of the country.
Their role is truly commendable. In Delhi, the capital of the country, the boys and girls of North Eastern region do not face any problem. Various measures have been taken for that. Emphasizing on increasing the efficiency and facilities of private security guards, the Minister of DONER advised the concerned to bring more boys and girls from the North Eastern states in this field