Centre to put emphasis on NE’s state-specific problems

The Union government will put emphasis on state-specific problems of the North East as a special case while formulating action plans, Union Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.

At a meeting of Member of Parliaments from North East, Tomar underscored the Centre will consider on emphasising the state specific problems of the region as a special case while formulating action plans in coming days.

“The Central government is very much concerned about overall development of the rural areas of the North Eastern states,” he added.

While highlighting on the priorities of rural development, Tomar stressed on the united efforts of Centre-State and informed about the vision of implementing rural road connectivity by 2019.

The minister also informed about the government’s other targets related to development of rural areas across the country in coming years.

Addressing on the occasion, Union Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav spoke in length on the key issues of rural development, its monitoring system and good governance framework.

Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain stressed on taking necessary steps for maintenance of rural infrastructure, including road and electrification.

The participating MPs raised the drinking water problem in Guwahati and other parts, issue of AADHAAR cards in Assam, flood problems, soil conditions hindering the construction of roads, salaries of rural development officials and generalised scheme guidelines among others. (PTI)

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