‘Make in Northeast’ will be an integral part of ‘Make in India’: PM

He said Arunachal Pradesh could provide electricity to the entire country. He called for development of the state`s hydropower potential, simultaneously providing proper compensation to people who get displaced by hydropower projects.

The Dollar Business Bureau Arunachal Pradesh "Make in Northeast" was being envisaged as an integral part of "Make in India” said, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. Modi was inaugurating the Festival of Arunachal 2015 and released a souvenir to mark the 29th Statehood Day of Arunachal Pradesh and laid the Foundation Stone of a 132 KV Transmission Line. The Prime Minister emphasized that poor connectivity was the biggest reason for under-development in the north-east, and these projects would contribute to improving connectivity. The Prime Minister spoke about the immense hydropower potential of Arunachal Pradesh. He gave examples of how Nepal and Bhutan were harnessing hydropower to transform their economy, and how Himachal Pradesh had done the same for India. He said Arunachal Pradesh could provide electricity to the entire country. He called for development of the state`s hydropower potential, simultaneously providing proper compensation to people who get displaced by hydropower projects. The Prime Minister said the Union Government plans to establish new six agricultural universities in the Northeast, and could become a major centre for organic farming famous around the world. The Prime Minister said Ministers and senior officers of the Union Government are now working in close coordination with the Northeast states to remove bottlenecks in development.  

This article was published on February 21, 2015.

The Dollar Business Bureau - Feb 21, 2015 12:00 IST
 
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