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New Delhi, February 25: A special Niti forum has been created to accelerate central government’s efforts to boost inclusive growth in the northeastern region of the country, Union minister Jitendra Singh said today.
Singh said the Niti forum for northeast will have its secretariat office in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER).
“The exclusive Niti Aayog forum will work with the objective to identify various constraints in the way of accelerated, inclusive and sustainable economic growth of the eight states of the northeastern region of India,” the minister told PTI.
It will recommend suitable interventions for addressing the identified constraints, he said.
The forum will also be tasked to review the development status in the northeast, said Singh, the DoNER minister.
The forum will be co-chaired by the vice chairman of the Niti Aayog and the DoNER minister.
Other members of the forum will include secretaries of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Railways, Power, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, New & Renewable Energy, Health and Family welfare, Human Resource Development and Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
The chief secretaries of all the eight states of the northeastern region will also be members of the forum.
In addition, secretary, North East Council (NEC) will be member secretary, while joint secretary (North East) in MHA and several other experts from other fields will be members. (PTI)