New Delhi: The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh interacted with the North Eastern students studying in Delhi, here today. The Secretary (DoNER), Dr Inder Jit Singh and other senior officers were also present. During the interaction, the Minister had a discussion on development-related and ongoing issues, including Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Speaking about the initiatives taken by the Government in North East, the Minister said that the Government has taken steps to boost the connectivity in North east, including air, rail and road connectivity. He also mentioned about the Sikkim airport. The Minister said that North East is an attractive tourist destination and Government has taken various steps to tap that potential.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is committed to the development of North Eastern states of the Country. He said that Government is open to feedback and suggestions from all sections. He added that these kind of interactions help in understanding the students and their viewpoint. He further said that the Ministry will institutionalise such interactions and the agenda of such interactions can be decided in consultation with them in future where detailed and fruitful exchange of views can take place.