Attending the 69th Plenary Session of the North Eastern Council (NEC), Union Home Minister Amit Shah has asked the Chief Ministers of North Eastern states to resolve the boundary dispute amicably through bilateral talks between the concerned state governments.
“Inaugurated the 69th Plenary Meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong, Meghalaya. From increasing livelihoods to bringing several development projects, NEC has played a crucial role in fuelling the economic growth of the region,” Shah tweeted. The meeting discussed all important issues related to the development of the entire region including progress made so far in various development projects that are being implemented in different North-Eastern states.
Stating that North East has become a Tourism hub as the Government is doing its best to promote the region, Shah wrote on his social media page, “Be it natural beauty or rich cultural heritage, North East has immense potential to become a big tourism hub of our country. Modi government is leaving no stone unturned in promoting North East on the world map and bringing progress and prosperity in the region.”
“When Modi ji became the Prime Minister, he said in the very beginning that the development of India lies in the development of North-East. The region which was neglected for decades has witnessed unprecedented peace and development under PM Narendra Modi ji’s leadership,” he mentioned in one of his tweets while referring to peace and development in the region.
The North Eastern Council is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region which consists of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.
It may be mentioned here that in the plenary meeting, confirmation of the proceedings and tabling of the action taken report of the 68th Plenary meeting held in September,2019 will be taken up besides presentations by Ministries of Development of North Eastern Region, Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Civil Aviation, Finance, Commerce and Industry, Food Processing Industries, Health and Family Welfare, Power, Railway, Road Transport and Highways, School Education and Literacy, Tourism, Telecommunications, Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation and Departments of Economic Affairs and Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade and also presentations by State Governments.