33.1 C
Delhi
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Northeast has potential to become India’s growth engine: PM Narendra Modi

- Advertisement -

modiNew Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Northeast has the potential to become India’s growth engine, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday while asserting that peace has now established in the region.

Speaking after laying the foundation stone for the Manipur Water Supply Project today, through video conferencing, the Prime Minister highlighted that modern infrastructure is being built to improve connectivity.

“The Northeast has the potential to become the growth engine of the country. Day by day my faith is getting deeper because peace is now being established in the entire region. The mantra of peace, progress and prosperity is echoing in the Northeast,” the Prime Minister said.

“While blockades in Manipur have become a part of history, Assam has witnessed a phase of violence for decades. In Tripura and Mizoram too, youth have abandoned the path of violence. Now Bru-Reang refugees are moving towards a better life,” he said.

The Prime Minister said modern infrastructure is being built in the Northeast emphasising that connectivity in the region is important, not for only ease of living, but also for achieving the goal for self-reliant India.

He said that tourism potential of the region, including Manipur, is still unexplored.
“Natural and cultural diversity of the Northeast is a great symbol of cultural strength. In such a situation, tourism also gets a lot of strength when modern infrastructure is built.

Tourism potential of Northeast, including Manipur, is still unexplored,” he said.

“Connectivity of Northeast is important for ease of living of people here. But it is also substantial for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. On one hand, it strengthens our social and trade relations with Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh, while also strengthening India’s Act East Policy,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that India’s Northeast, in a way, is the gateway to our ancient cultural relationships with East Asia and the future of trade, travel and tourism.

“With this thinking, there is a constant emphasis on connectivity-related infrastructure in the entire Northeast, including Manipur. Modern infrastructure is being laid in the Northeast along with roadways, highways, airways, waterways and i-ways as well as gas pipelines.

Thousands of crores of rupees have been invested in the infrastructure of the region in the last six years,” he said.

“Efforts have been made to connect the four capitals of the Northeastern states, 2 lanes to the district headquarters and all-weather road to the villages. Under this, about 3,000 kilometres of roads have also been prepared and projects are going on for about 6,000 kilometres,” he said.

Asserting that there is a huge change in the area of rail connectivity in the region, the Prime Minister said that the work of connecting the capitals of every state of the Northeast with a good rail network is going on at a rapid pace.

He highlighted that there are about 13 operational airports in the Northeast today. “To expand the existing airports in the region, including Imphal Airport, more than Rs 3,000 crores are being spent to build modern facilities there,” Modi added.

“Another major work is happening for the Northeast, in the area of inland waterways. Work is now underway on more than 20 national waterways. In the future, connectivity here will not be limited to the Siliguri corridor,” he said.

“Now clusters are being developed for value addition and marketing in local products under the self-reliant India campaign. In these clusters, all the facilities will be given to agro startups and other industries.

The Prime Minister said that the region has the potential to replace India’s bamboo import with local production. “There is such a huge demand for incense sticks in the country. But for this also, we import bamboo worth billions of crores of rupees. A lot of work is being done in the country to change this situation,” he said.

“Hundreds of crores of rupees are being invested under the National Bamboo Mission for bamboo farmers, artists associated with handicrafts and other facilities. This will benefit the youth of the region, the startups here,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that many institutes are now being built in the region for health, education, skill development, start-ups and other training. “With the formation of sports universities and world-class stadiums, Manipur is becoming a major hub for the country’s sports talent,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that ease of living is the right of everyone and his government is doing a lot of work in this direction.

He said that the whole of India, including Manipur, is free from open defecation.

The Prime Minister said that almost every family in the country is connected with electricity.
“Today LPG gas has reached the kitchen of the poorest of the poor. Every village is being connected by a good road. Good homes are being provided to every poor homeless. There was a big shortage of clean water, so to complete it, work is also going on on the mission mode,” he said.

 

(Source: ANI)

India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

Follow Us On

Related News

Modi raises questions on UN”s response in combating COVID-19; assures world of India’s vaccine production prowess

United Nations, Sep 26 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday raised questions on the response of the United Nations in combating the COVID-19...

Gesture of India’s friendship to one country, not against third: PM Modi

United Nations, Sep 26 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that a gesture of friendship by India towards one country is not...

Self-reliant India will be force multiplier for global economy: PM Modi tells UNGA

United Nations, Sep 26 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday enunciated his government''s ambitious AatmaNirbhar Bharat campaign, saying a self-reliant India will be...

For how long will India be kept out of decision-making structures of UN: PM

By Yoshita Singh, Sep 26 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday questioned for how long will India, the world''s largest democracy and home...

IAF is ready for undertaking operations on both China and Pakistan fronts

By Ajit K Dubey And Sahil Pandey, September 25 (ANI): At a time when it is suspected that both China and Pakistan may come together against India,...

India exercises its Right to Reply for third time in response to Pakistan

By Reena Bhardwaj, September 26 (ANI): Hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the Kashmir issue in the 75th United Nations General Assembly...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Topics In India

Covid 19 India Updates

Will Govt have 80,000 crores available over the next one year?, saks Adar Poonawalla

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Rs 80,000 crore will be the cost of vaccinating everyone in India with the Covid-19 vaccine whenever it is...

Will Govt have 80,000 crores available over the next one year?, saks Adar Poonawalla

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Rs 80,000 crore will be the cost of vaccinating everyone in India with the Covid-19 vaccine whenever it is...

Centre puts price caps on medical oxygen after shortage reports

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) In order to deal with shortage of medical oxygen and the resultant increase in prices in the country, the...

Huge infrastructure build-up helped India recovery rate: Dr Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, September 26 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that huge infrastructure build-up to counter the COVID -19 situation...

Aarogya Setu loses sheen as downloads drop

New Delhi/Noida, Sep 25 (IANS) Prashant Kumar who lives in Noida sector 143 often goes to a nearby mall-cum-office complex with his family for...

PM Modi asks states to focus on micro-containment zones

New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked states to reassess if lockdowns of one or two days are effective...

Trending News In India

Amazon Echo devices to automatically delete your recordings

New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) After launching new Alexa and Echo devices, Amazon has introduced additional privacy controls and easier ways for the customers....

Self-sufficient in defence linked to ‘self-respect’, ‘sovereignty’ of country: Rajnath

New Delhi, Sep 27 (PTI) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said a country that depends on imports for its military equipment can never...

BJP’s oldest ally Akali Dal quits NDA over ‘black laws’

Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) The highest decision making body of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) core committee at its emergency meeting held here on...

NCB seizes phones of Deepika, Rakul, Simone, Karishma in drugs case

Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which quizzed Bollywood actors Rakul Preet Singh, Deepika Padukone, her former manager Karishma Prakash, and...

Gill stars as clinical KKR thrash SRH by 7 wkts

Abu Dhabi, Sep 27 (IANS/GloFans) Opener Shubhman Gill's unbeaten 70-run knock along with Eoin Morgan's 42 not out guided Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to...

RBI to retain lending rates, accommodative stance, say experts

By Rohit Vaid (IANS) Persistently high inflation fanned in part due to supply side disruptions along with seasonal factors will deter the Reserve Bank...

Trending Showbiz

NCB seizes phones of Deepika, Rakul, Simone, Karishma in drugs case

Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which quizzed Bollywood actors Rakul Preet Singh, Deepika Padukone, her former manager Karishma Prakash, and...

NCB quizzes Deepika, Sara, Shraddha in drug case related to SSR death

Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday questioned Bollywood divas Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor for several hours...

‘CBI delay in converting abetment to suicide to murder frustrating’

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Vikas Singh, family lawyer of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, on Friday stated that the delay being by Central Bureau...

NCB questions Rakul, Deepika’s ex-manager, Dharma Productions honcho

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday is questioning Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh, Dharma Productions executive producer Kshitij Ravi...

Famed singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam succumbs to Covid-19

Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) Famed playback singer and Padma awardee S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, or popularly SPB or Balu in the movie world and who has...

WhatsApp clarifies after probe agencies retrieve chats

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) cloned the mobile phones of Rhea Chakraborty and others, which gave them access to the WhatsApp chats...

Trending Sports

I am surprised Sanju Samson is not representing India in all formats, says Warne

Dubai, Sep 27 (PTI) Spin legend Shane Warne on Saturday expressed his "surprise" that wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson is not playing for India across formats.Samson...

I am surprised Sanju Samson is not representing India in all formats, says Warne

Dubai, Sep 27 (PTI) Spin legend Shane Warne on Saturday expressed his "surprise" that wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson is not playing for India across formats.Samson...

Shaw and Rabada propel Delhi to big win over Dhoni’s CSK

Dubai, Sep 26 (IANS/GloFans) In yet another dismal show, three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) suffered a 44-run defeat against a charged-up Delhi Capitals (DC) here on...

KL Rahul’s record-breaking ton blows RCB away

Dubai, Sep 25 (IANS/GloFans) Captain K.L. Rahul on Thursday shattered a few IPL records with a blistering 69-ball 132 not out -- the highest individual...

Sat on bench for hours after losing in 1992 Oly quarters, reveals Paes

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion Leander Paes made history in 1996 when he became the first Indian tennis player to...

Ex-Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones passed away in Mumbai on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest. The 59-year-old was...

Latest Trending News In India

Former Defence Minister Jaswant Singh passes away

New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Former Defence Minister Jaswant Singh passed away early Sunday, said an official statement from the R&R Hospital here. He...

Self-sufficient in defence linked to ‘self-respect’, ‘sovereignty’ of country: Rajnath

New Delhi, Sep 27 (PTI) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said a country that depends on imports for its military equipment can never...

BJP’s oldest ally Akali Dal quits NDA over ‘black laws’

Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) The highest decision making body of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) core committee at its emergency meeting held here on...

NCB seizes phones of Deepika, Rakul, Simone, Karishma in drugs case

Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which quizzed Bollywood actors Rakul Preet Singh, Deepika Padukone, her former manager Karishma Prakash, and...

Gill stars as clinical KKR thrash SRH by 7 wkts

Abu Dhabi, Sep 27 (IANS/GloFans) Opener Shubhman Gill's unbeaten 70-run knock along with Eoin Morgan's 42 not out guided Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to...