Govt committed towards development of Northeast: PM Modi

Posted December 18, 2017

In his first visit to Mizoram since assuming office, Modi dedicated the 60MW Tuirial hydropower project to the nation and addressed the public at the Assam Rifles ground at Aizawl.

“With this, Mizoram becomes the third power sufficient State in the Northeastern region, after Sikkim and Tripura, ” he said, adding that the Central Government would aim to make Mizoram a major power exporter by tapping its power potential. "The travel time between the two important towns of the state will be reduced to half". "My government wants to do "Transformation by Transportation" through investment in infrastructure to change the face of the North Eastern region". "When our ministers come here, they stay and meet the people".

The BJP's agenda, Modi said, will be to ensure speedy and all-round development.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that Rs 90,000 crore will be earmarked for improving roads and national highways in the Northeast in the next two to three years to facilitate better connectivity.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his visit to the poll-bound state Meghalaya. "The Government of India is executing 15 New Rail Line projects of 1385 kilometers length, at a cost of over Rs.47,000 crore", PM Modi said, adding the Union Government has been proactively following the "Act East Policy".

Modi said the hydel project that would generate 250 million units of power per year will boost the socio-economic development of the State. I have fond memories of my visit to this state a year ago.

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In the Meghalaya capital, the prime minister said he has "several fond memories" of his visit from previous year, and that he still remembers the taste of the tea served to him during his visit. SAIL has supplied approximately 5000 Metric Tonnes of PM Plates, Structural and TMTs for this project, including value added steel ASTMA 537 Cl1 plates. PM Modi also added that to boost rail infrastructure in the North Eastern Region, the government at the Centre is executing fifteen New Rail Line projects of almost 1,400 km length that will cost around Rs 47,000 crore.

Development of Northeast our top Priority; We see enormous potential in the Northeast and are committed to doing everything for the region's overall progress.

"In the spirit of "Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas", every Indian, irrespective of caste, gender, religion, class must have equal opportunities to partake in the new prosperity".

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