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North-East steadily emerging as a critical business destination, says Jitendra Singh

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 05, 2020

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Development of the North-Eastern Region, urged institutions such as IIM-Shillong to guide the Central and State governments   -  PTI

‘For the first time it is receiving as much attention as other regions’

The North-East is coming up as a new business destination of India, according to Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region.

Evolving situation

“New paradigms will emerge post-Covid, with a potential for breakthroughs in economy, trade, scientific research and several other diverse areas, catapulting North East as the economic hub of the country and a preferred destination for start-ups,” said Singh.

Inaugurating e-Symposia 2020 organised by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis and IIM Shillong through video conference, Singh said, in the last six years, under the Modi government, the North Eastern Region had made up for several lapses of the past because for the first time it received equal attention as other regions of the country.

“Be it overcoming the connectivity issues or encouraging enterpreneurship in the region, this government is fully committed to provide all possible assistance and support,” added Singh.

He also urged the institutions such as IIM Shillong to frame policies and guide the governments, Central and States, for the holistic development of the region.

“States Like Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya which had not seen railways hitherto are now connected by trains. Similary, Sikkim has seen an airport for the first time. Other States are also witnessing the opening of new ports or augmenting the facilities and capacities of the existing ones,” said Singh.

Published on June 05, 2020

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