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NEC clears Rs 13 lakh cr Vision 2020 for NE development

The North Eastern Council has finalised the roadmap for development of the region with the Vision 2020 at its plenary session at Agartala.

Aiming at rapid development at per with other states, the docoument has featured maximizing self governance, good governance and poverty elevation, capacity building of the people, infrastructure and connectivity development.

The North Eastern Council is in the need of a huge Rs 13 lakh crore to ensure all round development of the region in the next 12 years as it is there in the vision 2020 document. The document is being finalised after a series of sectoral summits and meetings undertaken during last three years.

NEC chairman and DONER minister Mani Shankar Aiyar said restoring the region's position in the national importance is the aim of the document and it would require a sum of Rs 13 lakh crore to realize the cherished goal by 2020.

Talking to reports hours after it was finalised, Mr Aiyar said the Centre the state governments of the region will go neck and neck through this vision document to ensure rapid realization of the goal.

For Tripura Chief Minister, Manik Sarkar its a historic one. He said that the main aim is to remove the disparity still remained in the society.

Tripura Governor Dinesh Nandan Sahay on behalf of the governors of the region congratulated all concern who contributed in formulating the document.
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