Union Minister of State for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on Friday said that the northeastern region has become a role model for the other states.
Singh, while releasing the calendar of North East Council (NEC), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) said that the northeastern region has undergone a huge change and development under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last four and a half years.
The wall calendar has been prepared on theme of indigenous arts of North east and table calendar on the theme of ornaments of north east region.
Singh also added that Modi himself has visited the states of northeast several times. He highlighted the various initiatives undertaken for the northeastern region under the leadership of Modi.
He spoke on various development initiatives like first region based NITI forum for north east, North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme, region based North Eastern Road Sector Development Scheme, first ever airport in Sikkim (Pakyong), North East Venture Fund, amendment in Indian Forest Act where bamboo is no longer a tree, enabling the livelihoods of forest communities, among others.
Singh also highlighted about the various initiatives undertaken by DoNER Ministry to promote tourism of the northeastern region.
Speaking about infrastructure development, Singh added that the inauguration of the Bogibeel Bridge has helped in boosting connectivity to a large extent.