NE region, women to emerge as economic power in post-COVID era: Jitendra Singh

Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) said on Saturday evening North-Eastern Region will take a lead for India to emerge as an economic power with the support of its huge natural and human skill resources in the Post-COVID era and that women power of the N-E region is taking a lead in all spheres of economic activity due to successful management of Corona Pandemic.

The union minister said that women have excelled in the fight against Pandemic and helped North-Eastern Region to emerge as a Model of Corona Management. He was interacting with various Self Help Groups associated with North Eastern Region Community Resource and Management Program (NERCORMP) through a Webinar.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, “N-E Region has emerged as a Model of Development in the last five years under Narendra Modi Government and in the sixth year, it has emerged as a role Model of Corona Management with very few cases and 17 cases of death in all the 8 States so far”.

Dr Jitendra Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always accorded highest priority to Northeast, “In the last six years, not only developmental gaps were bridged successfully, but North- Eastern Region has also gained Psychological confidence”.

He further added, “Bamboo is vital to India’s Post- COVID economy and will provide an opportunity for India to emerge as an economic power house with the support of its Bamboo and other resources, apart from the huge Tourism potential the region will offer in coming season for almost remaining Corona free”.

Singh said that there has been a significant development in terms of Road, Rail and Air connectivity, helping facilitate the movement of goods and persons not only across the region but also across the country. “Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya which had not seen Railways hitherto are now connected with Railways with the national capital,” adding, “Sikkim has seen an Airport for the first time”.

He also informed that a new Film and Television Institute after Pune will come up in Arunachal Pradesh soon.

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