Silchar, Nov 8 : Reiterating the importance of North-east region Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the development of northeast is the key factor for the successful implantation of “Act East” policy.
He was speaking at the International Seminar on “Economic Dependence on North-Eastern States of India and its bordering nations” organized by ICSSR, New Delhi and Assam University. He said that, the central government has recognised the potential of Northeast and we are working hard for the development of north east.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that the next decade will be known as the decade of the Northeast and the concept of “Act East” policy given by the Prime Minister will go down as one of the most illustrious achievements of the present government.
Informing about the various initiates regarding act east policy of government Jitendra Singh said that, the present government accords highest priority to the region and focusing on economic and diplomatic engagement across the Eastern borders. Indian government to engage serious trade and economic activity with the countries on the Eastern borders, including Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan he added.
Speaking on the recent development works carried out in the eastern region singh said that, the rapid expansion of railway network in the region, including the rail track from Agartala to Bangladesh will shorten the journey time considerably and facilitate engagement by the two sides.
Informing about the agreement between India and Bangladesh Minister said that, the agreement will bring the ease for transport and movement between the two countries. Central government is working for the better connectivity by improving road infrastructure and by bringing in more air flights and constructing new airports he added.
On this occasion Prof. H.K. Nath of Sam Houston State University, USA, Prof. Kamal Ahmed Choudhury of Shah Jalal University, Bangladesh and Prof. Dilip Chandra Nath, Vice-Chancellor, Assam University were present.