Ministry of Development of North-East Region via PIB India:
The 69th Plenary of the North Eastern Council which was inaugurated by the Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah on 23rd Jan, 2021 came to a successful conclusion today.
The two-day NEC Plenary focussed on all-round developmental plans for the North-Eastern Region and discussed about the progresses made so far of the various projects that have been implemented in the region.
Augmenting investments and improving rankings on ease of doing business also got deliberated upon prominently.
In various technical sessions, discussion centred on the developmental projects related to livelihood, entrepreneurship, infrastructure, connectivity and other related areas in the North-East.
Addressing the valedictory session, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of developing the Northeast region and bringing it to the level of the other developed States.
Dr Jitendra Singh acknowledged that the Northeast has been put on a fast track of development under the leadership of the Prime Minister during the last six-seven years and this bears evidence in the form of the unanimous opinion across the country that Northeast has been put on a very fast track.
He also added that the expectation is very high and the Prime Minister wanted to achieve more than what have been achieved so far.
He expressed his belief that with the dedication of all the states and the different Ministries, Northeast will be able to overcome all challenges in the near future.
He said that he takes pride in having been able to walk the talk and live up to the expectations, in fact, rising above all other expectations with the help of the DoNER Ministry’s colleagues and all the stakeholders.
Dr Jitendra Singh patiently heard the presentations that were made by the senior officials of various ministries and departments of the Central Government and requested the Secretaries of the Ministries to offer all possible assistance to the states of the North East.
Dr Jitendra Singh added that the North Eastern Region will lead the growth story of India, when the rest of the world is looking for economic resurgence through trade in post-pandemic times. Dr Singh also said that the North-Eastern region will be one of the favourite business destinations of India post-COVID-19 and bamboo is going to be the key pillar of the economic activities.
He however asked all the states to equip themselves up to make optimum use of the favourable condition that the North East will have during the Post COVID period.
The Minister urged all the states to utilise the funds that have been allotted by various ministries so that the benefits of the schemes reach to the last person.
The Minister said that the rate of utilisation of funds under NEC has been encouraging and hoped that funds under other ministries allotted to the region shall also be brought to optimum utilisation.
JT Namgyal – MP, Ladakh:
1st ever Yoga & Meditation on snow held in Zanskar as a part of Khelo India- Zanskar Winter Sports & Youth Festival 2021 led by H.E. Ngor Ponlop Rinpoche.
Narendra Modi – Prime Minister:
Today, very special people came to 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.
Had a wonderful interaction with NCC Cadets, NSS Volunteers, Tableaux Artists and youngsters from tribal communities.
Sitaram Yechury – General Secretary, CPIM:
Kisans on the long march once again from Nasik to Mumbai Azad Maidan.
Countrywide farmers Republic Day Parade being observed with great patriotic fervour demanding repeal of Agri Laws.
KTR – Minister, Telangana Govt. :
Yadadri Lakshmi Narsimhaswamy temple renovation has been a dream project of Telangana CM KCR Garu
Building modern day temples like Kaleshwaram and Palamuru Project one hand & moulding Yadadri into a world class spiritual destination simultaneously.
Kudos to his versatility
Amit Shah – Union Home Minister:
Addressed the 1st anniversary celebrations of the historic Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Accord in Kokrajhar, Assam
Paid floral tributes to ‘Bodofa’ Upendranath Brahma ji in Kokrajhar, Assam.
Truly humbled by the unparalleled affection at 1st BTR Accord day celebrations in Kokrajhar, Assam.
PM Narendra Modi ji initiated the process to end insurgency in the Northeast by signing the Bodo Peace Accord.
This unprecedented crowd in Kokrajhar is a befitting reply to those who disturbed the peace in Assam by spreading venom in the name of Bodo and non-Bodo.
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi interacts with the Weaver Community in Tamil Nadu
Many people when they see India’s farmers, weavers, workers, they see weakness but when I look at India’s farmers, labourers, weavers, I see India’s true strength
One cannot have a strong building without a strong foundation. The labourers, farmers, skilled people are the foundations, walls of any building that we’re going to build
I think India owes a debt to its farmers, its labourers, its weavers because these are the people who have built this nation.
When we think of farmers, labourers, weavers, we have to think that- as a nation, we owe them a debt of gratitude
I am here to talk to you not as someone who will tell you what to do but as someone who wants to listen to your views on the future of this country. I do have some opinions that I’d like to share with you as well
I can guarantee you that if India’s labourers, farmers, weavers were strong, protected, were given opportunities, China would never dare to step inside India
Also, if India’s labourers, farmers, MSMEs were strong then the President of China would be wearing a shirt made in India
The first anti-worker, anti-farmer action taken by Narendra Modi, on purpose, to weaken you was demonetisation.
The idea behind demonetisation was that no poor man should be able to run his own business
The next action against our labourers, farmers, weavers was GST. Make GST so complicated, so difficult that no poor man can understand it, can work with it
We need a transformation in the way we are thinking. Our labourers, farmers, weavers should feel that the country is indebted to them, that the country owes them something, because that is the truth
In the last Lok Sabha election we had developed an idea to help people like Revathi. We didn’t want a half solution, we wanted a full solution so she never has to ask this question again. The idea was called NYAY
The idea was that the Govt of India would guarantee a certain minimum amount of money directly into the bank accounts of all India’s poor people
Mr Narendra Modi has given the 15 biggest businesses in India a gift of almost ₹ 10 L Cr, then if Mr Narendra Modi can give a gift of ₹ 10 lakh crores to 15 people, why can’t we give a gift to millions of people
The number was that the Indian Govt would give every poor Indian family ₹ 72,000 each year directly in the bank.
And this would happen again and again until that person was out of poverty and this was our commitment in the last election
When Congress party comes to power at the national level, we are going to implement this idea and make sure that the poorest people who we owe our debt to are repaid for the service that they have done to this country
India is not a poor country, its people are poor. There is no shortage of money in this country, the problem is that the money is not distributed properly
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister :
On National Girl Child Day, we salute our Desh Ki Beti and the accomplishments in various fields.
The Central Government has undertaken many initiatives that focus on empowering the girl child, including access to education, better healthcare and improving gender sensitivity.
Today is also a day to specially appreciate all those working towards empowering the girl child and ensuring she leads a life of dignity and opportunity.
Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister :
A tableau from Ladakh will participate in Republic Day Parade on Rajpath for first time this year.
Ladakh’s tableau depicts the iconic Thikse Monastery located on top of a hill in Thikse in Leh district, and is one of the most-visited tourist sites in the region.