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Kiren Rijiju Highlights Monumental Investments in the North Eastern Region

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
Kiren Rijiju Highlights Monumental Investments in the North Eastern Region
Over Rs. 4.19 Lakh Crore Poured into NER Development Over the Past 9 Years
New Delhi, October 14, 2023: In a momentous revelation, Kiren Rijiju, the Minister of Earth Sciences, and a prominent figure in Indian politics, has shared the remarkable strides made in the development of India's North Eastern Region (NER) over the past nine years. As the nation participated in the 2nd Quarter Review Meeting on North Eastern Region's Development spending, this significant investment served as a testament to the government's unwavering commitment under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

A staggering sum of over Rs. 4.19 Lakh Crore has been infused into the NER by various non-exempted Ministries and Departments under the guidance of Mr. Rijiju, who is known for his dedication to the region. He emphasized the monumental impact of Statement-11 in the Union Budget, which allocates 10% of budgets for 55 non-exempted Ministries and Departments to be channeled into the NER. This strategic allocation of resources is pivotal in accelerating the pace of development and ensuring that no region or community is left behind.

Speaking of the government's ambitious vision, Mr. Rijiju stated, "Under the leadership of Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, a massive transformational change has taken place in the North-East in every sector." This transformation is not merely limited to one domain but encompasses a holistic approach to uplift the region in multiple dimensions.

One of the cornerstones of this development strategy is the 10% Gross Budgetary Support provided by the government. This support aims to foster equitable growth and bridge the developmental gaps that have persisted in the NER for decades. As Hon'ble Minister for the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Mr. Rijiju's presence in the meeting further underscored the government's commitment to NER's development.

Moreover, Mr. Rijiju expressed his satisfaction with the remarkable progress achieved by every Ministry in the region, ensuring that they align with their budgetary allocations. This synergy between budget and actual development is a testament to the efficiency and dedication of all stakeholders involved in the NER's transformation.

The investment of over Rs. 4.19 Lakh Crore in the NER stands as a shining example of how a determined government, led by a visionary leader, can bring about lasting change in even the remotest and historically underserved regions of the country. The commitment to equitable growth and a "no one left behind" approach is set to reshape the future of the North Eastern Region, unlocking its true potential and bringing prosperity to its people.