Union Home Minister and chairman of the North Eastern Council (NEC) Amit Shah termed the North Eastern Region as the ‘new engine’ of development for the country while assuring that the Narendra Modi-led Government is leaving no stone unturned to promote the Northeast on world map and bringing progress and prosperity in the region.

Inaugurating the 69th NEC plenary session in Shillong on Saturday, the Union Home Minister said the Central government has been focusing towards making the region an engine of growth and overall development.

“The region which was neglected for decades has witnessed unprecedented peace and development under PM Modi,” Shah said.

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Stating that the Centre has been working tirelessly bring development in the Northeast, Shah said that the NEC has played a crucial role in fuelling the economic growth of the region.

Praising the beauty of the North Eastern Region, he said, “Be it natural beauty or rich cultural heritage, the North East has immense potential to become a big tourism hub of our country.”

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The NEC 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, Sikkim and Tripura.

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