Source: News Bharati English18 Apr 2017 14:48:53

Guwahati, April 18: Only way for development in the region was peace and that Terrorism and Insurgency was anti-development, said Minister for Information & Broadcasting, M Venkaiah Naidu in Review Meeting of Programmes and Policies in North East on Tuesday. He mentioned that it was essential to develop programmes in local dialects and languages in order to reach out to diverse sections of the society.

Minister has said that the Skill development would be a priority area for the Ministry of I&B in the overall communication approach for the North Eastern Region. This would complement the Government’s Act East Policy launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year as it would facilitate the nurturing of talent in the field of Media & Entertainment.

The proposed Film & Television Institute of India in Arunachal Pradesh and the setting up of permanent campus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) at Aizawal would provide quality training to the young population catering to their needs and aspirations thereby acting as Talent Creators and Talent Hubs in the region.

Naidu further mentioned that, the Film & Television Institute of India in Arunachal Pradesh would be setup on a campus of more than 50 acres and at a cost of Rs 200 Crores, as an extended campus of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata. This would act as a catalyst to promote talent in different aspects of film making in the region.

The Minister also mentioned the setting up of permanent campus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) at Aizawal which would be developed as media training hub for North East Region & South East Asian countries. The institute would be developed at an estimated cost of Rs. 25 Crores.