Centre concerned about all round development of NE: Yadav

Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ram Kripal Yadav said that the Central Government is concerned for all round development of the North Eastern region.

Kohima: Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ram Kripal Yadav said that the Central Government is concerned for all round development of the North Eastern region.

"The Prime Minister has concern for the North East and therefore has directed all the Union Ministers and Ministers of State to visit the region and to understand the difficulties faced by the people of the region," Yadav told PTI here today.

The region had been neglected for long but the present government under PM Narendra Modi is working to put the region at par with the rest of the country, he said.

Yadav arrived the State Capital this evening to grace the closing ceremony of the National Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness Week, which will be held tomorrow at NBCC Convention Centre here as the guest of honour.

He said that Land Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on March 10, is remarkable as it would help in generating employment opportunities and also take forward development as land is the prerequisite for electricity, water, road, school and agriculture.

"Congress and other political parties are only trying to dilute the Bill and also confuse the general public," he said while charging that the Congress is making effort to divert the attention from their coal scam, as the CAG has pointed out huge misappropriation during Congress regime by raising the issue of Land Bill.

The Union Minister of State said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi is trying to gain political mileage by visiting different states affected by unseasonal rain.

He said the Central Government fully concerned for the farmers while measures are being seriously taken the help the farmers affected by unseasonal rain. 

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