State to table new projects for overall development at NEC meet

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IMPHAL, June 10: The 60th North Eastern Council (NEC) meeting is slated to be held on June 16 and 17 this month at Delhi which is to be attended by the Chief Ministers, Governors and chief secretaries of all the North Eastern States including Sikkim.

According to an official source, in view of the said meeting, state government is on preparations for the presentations of official proposals for the development in the sectors of power scenario, education, Science and Technology, Railways, Air Connectivity, innovation for the North Eastern Region, Transport and Communication in the  states, Agriculture, sports etc. during the proposed meeting which will be jointly attended by the Chief minister O Ibobi Singh, Governor Gurbachan Jagat and chief secretary DS Poonia.

The official source further said, special presentation will be made by the Ministry of Power on the action Plan prepared for the NE Region based on the Vision NER 2020 during the NEC meeting. Further there will be further discussion on the draft master plan prepared by the NEC on Tourism in the NE region as per the NER vision 2020 and also discussion on the state Education plan as prepared by the Mizoram government during the said meeting.

It also mentioned that there will be discussion on the Mission on Geo Spatial Applications, Ministry of Science and Technology on GIS mapping of social infrastructure in Nagaland and Manipur Using #D terrain models in presence of Sarn Pitroda, Advisor to Prime Minister and Chairman, National Innovation Council on the Innovation of North Eastern Region and the topic on the Action Plan prepared for North Eastern Region on the basis of NER Vision 2020 in terms of railway connectivity along with the officials of Ministry of Railway.

The official source further mentioned that, taking the opportunity of the holding such grand meeting there will be presentation of wards to the winners of the recently constituted North Eastern Council Chairman’s Sport Award for Excellence will be held and also distributions of cash prizes to the Gold Medalist in the recently held International events such as Common Wealth and Asian Games are being given Rs. 10 lakhs for Gold Medals, Rs. 5 lakhs for Silver and 3 Lakhs for Bronze each, the source added.

In the meantime, it is officially mentioned that, as body for planning and execution for over all development of the North East states, the proposed meet at Delhi on June 17 is to be chaired by DoNER Minister BK Handique.

And it may be mentioned here that, the NEC has taken giant stride for development of NE states in areas such as Transport and Communication, power generation, industrial development, Agriculture and Horticulture, Science and Technology, Irrigation, Health Sector, promotion of  sports, education, vocational trainings for unemployed youths of NE states, financial support to the meritorious students taking up different technical courses etc. and the master plan for tourism of NE is under preparations the source added.

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