First ‘NITI Forum for North East’ meeting held in Agartala

Guwahati, April 10: The first meeting of NITI Forum for North East – a unit of NITI Aayog – was held in Agartala today.

The event was inaugurated by Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog Dr Rajeev Kumar.

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Talking to the media, Dr Rajeev Kumar said that emphasis was given on development infrastructure and connectivity in the region.

The Forum shall focus on five main missions which include Agriculture, Bamboo, Tourism and ‘Make in North East‘.

The chief ministers of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya along with senior officials of the NITI Aayog and Union Government were also present at the meeting.

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The forum has been formed to explore and formulate the framework for sustainable growth and development of the northeastern region of the country. The forum was constituted in February this year and includes representatives from all the northeastern states as members along with experts and journalists.

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