On February 3, for the first time in Assam, Global Investors’ summit was organised.
Recently Sikkim was declared the first complete organic state of the country. Similarly, in the area of Rubber and Bamboo, the North-East region is filled with limitless possibilities, 65% of India and 20% of the world’s bamboo production occurs from the North Eastern states. In Tripura alone 16 species of bamboos.
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Our northeastern region states are covering about 8 percent of the country’s total geographical area.
Farming provides livelihood to 70% of North-Eastern states, but in the North-East, but only 3.30 percent of the area can use for cultivation.
Development of North Eastern States and keeping the people in the mainstream is essential for the development of the country, according to the 2011 census, eight states of this region, Manipur Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland population is around 4.30 crores. Cultural of this area is significant in the term of diversity; there are more than 220 castes and tribes groups.
In this year’s central budget, provision of more than Rs. 50,000 crores have been made for the North Eastern States. The major part of the budget is for connectivity and communication facilities, out of more than Rs. 1,000 crore is available in air connectivity facilities.
The government has already announced a plan of Rs 47,000 crore to improve my contact with the North-East, with the network of 15 railway lines.
In the wake of a large number of rivers it is a hydropower creator area, more than Rs 84,000 crores are being invested in this projects; there are 14000 MW power projects which are trying to accelerate growth in North-Eastern states.
In this year’s central budget, the government has made a provision of more than Rs 50000 crores for the development of the North-East, it has given more than 43,245 crores for the year 2017, while in 2016, the North Eastern states were given 32,180 crores.
The beauty of this area with its unique culture, the dining and the dresses embellish the beauty of the northeastern region But the development of this area was not given as much attention as it should have been given.
Recently, at the first global investor conference held in Guwahati, in the conference, Prime Minister described the development of North Eastern states as most essential for overall development of the country.
If India has less developed area, then the country can not move entirely on the scale of development. That is why under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Central Government is giving a lot of priority to the international border states.Especially northeast areas have found quite a place in the central government policies.
For the development of this area, a whole department of the northeastern affairs of the central government is working day and night.
The Department is engaged in finding solutions to the needs and problems of the people in collaboration with the local governments under the special ministry created for the northeast cases.
Even before this, thousands of crores of rupees have been given in to the northeast, despite this, there is not much impact on the life of common man in north-east.
Assam has seven months of rain in a year which makes roads bad and connectivity with the entire country not easy.
There are many rare medicines and flowers in the northeast, but better connectivity is not available in that case the world’s attention is not in this direction. If government work on connectivity then a new dimension can be established here.
There is an abundance of rivers and reservoirs it provides immense potential in the power sector.
The government has taken several steps to improve the development of Northeast infrastructure. If everything will okay then by 2020, the capital of all the NE states will be connected to the country’s rail network.
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