Arunachal blames Centre for its apathy to LE policy
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 16:22
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday raised concern over Centre's alleged apathy in implementing the 'Look East' policy which, if in force, would boost development in the north eastern region.

"The North-East is lagging behind other regions of the country because of the failure of the Centre to implement the Look East Policy in real terms," Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Minister, Chowna Mein told the 13th annual conference of the North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) here.

It was urgent to reopen border trade with neighbouring countries which would entirely change the economy of the region, he said.

Insincere effort to develop the poor connectivity between north eastern region and south eastern Asia underlined the short sightedness of the policy makers since it hindered the development of the region, he said.

Advocating reopening the Stilwell Road connecting North-East with SE Asian countries, Mein said that the vital road should be a priority for India for implementation of the Look East policy undertaken in 1991.


First Published: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 16:22

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