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Union Cabinet approves nomination of Ministry of Home as ex-officio Chairman of North Eastern Council (NEC)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the nomination of the Union Home Minister as the ex-officio chairman of the North Eastern Council (NEC). The NEC is a statutory body with Governors and Chief Ministers of all the eight North Eastern States as its Member. The Cabinet also approved that ..

NITI Forum for North-East

The Union Government has issued order setting up the ‘Niti Forum for North-East’. The forum will be co-chaired by the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog and Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER). The forum will have its Secretariat in the Ministry of DoNER. The NITI Forum for Northeast is tasked to ..

Composite District Infrastructure Index

It is an index prepared by Ministry of DoNER to aid in better targeting of schemes and projects within the North Eastern region (NER) for reducing intra-regional disparity. The index is prepared based on 7 indicators, namely, transport facilities, energy, water supply, education, health facilities, communication infrastructure and banking facilities. It acts as a benchmark ..

Union Government to set up ‘NITI Forum for North-East’

The Union Government will set up the ‘NITI Forum for North-East’ to identify various constraints on the way of accelerated, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the North East Region of the country and to recommend suitable interventions for addressing identified constraints. It will also review the development status in the NER. The forum will ..

Assam hosts 6th International Tourism Mart 2017

The 6th International Tourism Mart 2017 has started in Guwahati, Assam on December 5. The three day program has been organized by Ministry of Tourism in association with all North Eastern states. Panel discussions, workshops, business to business meetings, cultural programs are being organized. Senior officials from Railway, Civil Aviation, DoNER, Road Transport ministry will ..

Jitendra Singh launched North East Festival ‘North-East Calling’ in New Delhi

Dr Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DONER), has inaugurated North East Festival ‘North-East Calling’ at India Gate in New Delhi on September 9, 2017. On the occasion, Dr Singh launched three initiatives, viz. North-East Venture Fund (NEVF), North East Tourism Development Council (NETDC) and Science and Technology Intervention in ..