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NITI Forum for North East to Meet in Guwahati Today

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

The NITI Forum for Northeast is tasked 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. Members of the Forum include Secretaries of various Ministries of the Government of India, Chief Secretaries of all the eight North-eastern states and also senior government officials and experts from various fields. The Secretary, North East Council (NEC) is the Member Secretary of the Forum. 

The second meeting of the newly constituted ‘NITI Forum for North East’ will be held in Guwahati on 4th December 2018. Vice Chairman NITI AAYOG, Dr Rajiv Kumar will Chair and Minister of State (IC) for DoNER, Dr. Jitendra Singh will Co-Chair the meeting. 

Deliberations during the meeting will mainly focus on issues pertaining to five critical sectors - Tourism, Bamboo, Dairy, Fisheries, and Tea. Besides the members of the Forum, a number of experts from Government, Industry, and Academia have also been invited to make the discussions more meaningful. 

In February 2018, the ‘NITI Forum for North East’ was constituted to periodically review the development status in North Eastern Region.  The Forum’s first meeting was held on 10th April 2018 at Agartala where a wide ranging spectrum of issues was discussed. It emerged that Infrastructure, Horticulture, Bamboo, Tourism, Food Processing, Education, Livelihoods, Health and Made in North Eastern Region were areas critical for the development of the Region. Decisions taken at the meeting have since been carried forward by various Government Departments and other stakeholders

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