SME Times News Bureau | 19 Oct, 2019
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand
Rai said that the development of North East region has been the priority for
the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He was on his maiden visit to the Headquarters
Directorate General, Assam Rifles at Shillong on the occasion of the Annual
Assam Rifles Commanders’ Conference today.
Addressing the media, the minister said that the
North East has undergone a revolutionary transformation in the last five years
because of the concerted efforts of the Union Government.
North East is today competing both at National
and International level in different spheres and there has been efforts to
bring this region at par with rest of the country in different spheres, be it
sports, art and culture, infrastructure, production of essential commodities,
education, industrial development among others, he added.
Acknowledging the abundance of natural resources
in the region, the Minister said that if these huge potentials present in the
Northeast region are tapped adequately there is scope for setting up of lot of
industries in the region.
He also said that improved connectivity and
infrastructure has removed bottlenecks in the development process, giving boost
to the region’s economy and promoting industry.
With the pace at which the development activities
have been progressing because of the fast-track thrust by the Union Government,
the Northeast will soon become the most unique, developed and preferred
destination in the entire country and a region whose development model would be
replicated in the rest of the country, the Minister opined.
Earlier in the day, Rai was given the Ceremonial
Guard of Honour by the mixed contingent comprising of Male and Female soldiers
of Assam Rifles. He later paid homage to the martyrs of the Force at the
Laitkor War Memorial.