Friday, 31 March 2017

Upgradation of North Eastern Council

The Hon’ble Prime Minister, in his address to the 65th Plenary of the North Eastern Council held on May 27, 2016 suggested that the NEC needs to be re-oriented and upgraded as a state-of-the-art resource centre for the North Eastern States with necessary resources, knowledge and skills. 

A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, North Eastern Council and Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (RGIIM), Shillong was signed on 15th October, 2016 for setting up of ‘Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis in North East’ at RGIIM, Shillong to provide strategic policy vision on behalf of NEC on subjects relevant to NER development like livelihood, Act East Policy, biodiversity, organic food basket, bamboo mission and horticulture as part of the efforts to build a virtual network of institutes. 

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shrimati Ranee Narah in the Rajya Sabha today. 


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