PM Modi inaugurated projects worth Rs. 2450 crore in Shillong. | Popgen Tech
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated, dedicated and laid foundation stone for several projects worth Rs2450 crores in Shillong as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the North Eastern Council (NEC).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a day-long visit to the north-eastern states.
In a move to further strengthen telecom connectivity in the region, PM Modi dedicated the nation’s 4G mobile towers, of which more than 320 have been completed and around 890 are under construction.
PM Modi also inaugurated the New IIM Shillong Campus at Umsawli and Shillong-Diengpasoh Road, which will provide better connectivity to the new satellite city of Shillong and the Shillong disconnect. Modi also inaugurated four other road projects across three states – Meghalaya, Manipur, and Arunachal Pradesh.
On the sidelines of the event, PM Modi inaugurated the Spawn Laboratory at the Mushroom Development Center in Meghalaya to improve mushroom spawn production and also provide skill training to farmers and entrepreneurs.
PM Modi also inaugurated an Integrated Beekeeping Development Center in Meghalaya to improve the livelihood of beekeepers through capacity building and technology improvement. Notably, PM Modi inaugurated 21 Hindi libraries in Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, and Assam.
Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of six road projects across the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura.
The foundation stone of the integrated Hospitality and Convention center at Tura and Shillong Technology Park Phase -II was also laid during the event. The Technology Park Phase -II will have a built-up area of approximately 1.5 lakh square feet. It will provide new opportunities for professionals and is expected to create more than 3,000 jobs, an official statement said.
The Integrated Hospitality and Convention Center will have a convention center, guest rooms, dining, etc. It will provide the necessary infrastructure to promote tourism and showcase the cultural heritage of the region, he said.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, Nagaland Chief Minister Nephiu Rio, Union Tourism and DoNER Minister G Kishan Reddy and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
The Council was formally inaugurated on November 7, 1972. The NEC has played a key role in the socio-economic development of the North East region and has supported various infrastructure projects and other development initiatives across the states of the region. It has helped create valuable capital and social infrastructure, especially in areas of significant difference in sectors including education, health, sports, water resources, agriculture, tourism, and industry, among others.
The North Eastern Council (NEC) is under the administrative authority of the Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region (MDoNER).
Established by an Act of Parliament in 1971 (Act No. 84 of 1971), the NEC was formally inaugurated on November 7, 1972, in Shillong, Meghalaya, marking the beginning of a new chapter in concerted and planned efforts on the part. Government of India for the North East Region. Originally comprising the seven states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura, Sikkim was included as the eighth member state through the NEC (Amendment) Act, 2002 (68 of 2002), an official statement said. .
Some of the most iconic Institutions in the North East region include the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal; North East Police Academy (NEPA), Shillong; North East Region Institute of Water and Land Management (NERIWALM), Tezpur; North Eastern Space Applications Center (NESAC), Shillong; Dr. Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) Guwahati etc., were set up with the support of NEC.