NITI preparing development roadmap for East, North-East

 NITI Aayog has initiated an exercise to prepare a roadmap for development of the Eastern and North-Eastern states.

New Delhi: NITI Aayog has initiated an exercise to prepare a roadmap for development of the Eastern and North-Eastern states.

"An exercise has been initiated by the NITI Aayog to prepare a roadmap for development of Eastern and North Eastern states of the country and comments/suggestions from the concerned ministries and state governments have been sought," Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

There are important sectors and areas, which have been identified for rapid development of Eastern and North-Eastern states, he said.

They include development of physical and social infrastructure, sustainable utilisation of natural resources, expeditious implementation of the projects to improve road, rail, air, waterways connectivity, enhancement in agriculture productivity, promotion of organic farming and expansion of digital/telecom network. PTI

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