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Manmohan Singh to meet eight North-East CMs today

Publish Date: 20 Jan 2014, 12:18 PM
Last Updated: 20 Jan 2014, 12:18 PM
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet Chief Ministers of all North-Eastern states in New Delhi on Monday to review infrastructure and development projects in the region.

Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh

 

Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Sikkim will meet the Prime Minister to review ongoing infrastructural and development projects, their progress and problems being faced by many of them, official sources said.
    
Manmohan Singh, who represents Assam in Rajya Sabha, is expected to stress upon early completion of the projects, especially those related to road, railway, telecommunication and hydroelectricity.
    
A number of projects in the northeast are facing environmental hurdles, while the work on a few have slowed down due to insurgency-related problems.
    
Kidnapping for ransom of those involved in implementing infrastructure projects is very common in the region, which often hamper their timely completion.
    
The meeting is likely to pave way for early completion of the major projects which are delayed by many years due to financial constrains.
    
Chief Ministers - Manik Sarkar (Tripura) and Mukul Sangma (Meghalaya) are likely to draw the Centre's attention towards the need to improve border trade with Bangladesh besides improving connectivity through the neighbouring country.
    
India has already decided to set up a new railway line between Tripura capital Agartala and Akhaurah in Bangladesh and construct a bridge over river Feni to get access to Chittagong international port, 72 km away from Tripura's border town Sabroom, 135 km south of Agartala.
    
Another project, connecting Mizoram through Myanmar's Kaladan river is also being implemented but running behind schedule.
    
The Prime Minister is also likely to take stock of the progress of construction of roads along Sino-Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh.

(Agencies)

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  • prakash20 Jan 2014, 00:00 AM

    as been said is been done........the development of the society is necessary. the developments done bt the UPA Govt. is strong and was necessary..... by supporting North-East side MMS has made a good work...

  • Kamal Kishore20 Jan 2014, 00:00 AM

    UPA government launch various scheme and programs for North-East region, North-East plays important part in country developments.

  • Suresh Yadav20 Jan 2014, 00:00 AM

    North-East is our very much important part Mr. Singh always do many important works in this field,Bharat Nirman Yojana, National Rural Health Mission, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme all these programmes come in action only under the UPA government.

  • Aarti Singh20 Jan 2014, 00:00 AM

    only UPA government is taking care of North-East, other parties think they are different world, but they are Indians , Congress connected to every Indian.