DoNER Announces Brahmaputra Study Center for Guwahati University

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North-eastern Region (DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh has announced the setting up of a Center for Brahmaputra Studies in the Guwahati University. He also shared his vision and dream, of the day when students and scholars from far and wide would come all the way to Guwahati in pursuit of specialized learning and research. Dr. Singh made this announcement while addressing the 25th convocation of Guwahati University in

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Mizoram to Be Developed on Fast-track by the Government of India

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh has stated that the Government plans to develop Mizoram on a fast-track. The statement came after an hour-long exclusive meeting  between Dr. Jitendra Singh and the Chief Minister of Mizoram, Shri Lalthanhawla at his residence in Aizawl last month. While making this announcement, Dr Jitendra Singh also noted though being one of the smallest and the youngest state of the country, Mizoram has the

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Direct Flight Between Delhi and Nagaland Announced

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh recently announced a new direct daily air flight from Delhi to Dimapur in Nagaland via Kolkata and back along the same route. The flights will be operational from 15th April 2015 onwards, in addition to another daily flight from Kolkata to Silchar and back which was resumed from 20th of March, 2015. Dr. Jitendra Singh made the announcement during the inaugural session of 64th

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Red Hill: Once a War Site, Now a Symbol of Indo-Japan Friendship

The Red Hill is a historical hillock located about 17 km south of Imphal City, on Tiddim Road. The place was the scene of action and the theater of the fierce battle that took place between the Allied Forces and the Japanese Forces fighting along side the Indian National Army (INA) in World War II. Red Hill has now become a tourist attraction since the Japanese war veterans constructed monument at the foot of this hill. Interestingly, the monument is

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Loktak: the Mystical Floating Islands You Thought Existed Only in Fairy Tales

The North-east of India is a region full of wonderful destinations: mysterious forests, pristine lakes and peaceful monasteries. One of the most important of these destinations is the Loktak Lake, a sparkling diamond among the pearls. Loktak lake is the largest fresh water lake in North-east India and is located in the state of Manipur.  People of Manipur are culturally, socially and economically linked with Loktak Lake and hence the lake has been referred to as the lifeline of Manipur.

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Hon’ble President of India Highlights Contributions Made by NER

The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee recently inaugurated the first ever national event titled Songs & Dances of North-east. The event was organized by North-eastern Council (NEC) and Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) in New Delhi in April, 2015. This event will be held by rotation in different parts of the country in collaboration with one of the eight States of the region. Speaking on the occasion, the President noted that the states of North-east are an

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NE India a Central Part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “India Vision”

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) and Chairman North-East Council, Dr Jitendra Singh recently noted that this was one of the best times the North-east which is part of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s “India vision”. The Minister was addressing Governors and Chief Ministers of the eight States on the second day of 64th Plenary Meeting of North-eastern Council (NEC) held in April 2015. Dr. Jitendra Singh said, it is

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Progress Report of North-east Rural Livelihood Project Promising

The North-east Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP), a central sector externally aided multi-state project was launched in March 2012. The main objective of the project has been to improve rural livelihoods, especially that of women, unemployed youth and the most disadvantaged in the four participating North-east States. The total project cost has been estimated at US$ 144.4 million with World Bank assistance of US$130 million and Government of India’s contribution of US$14.4 million. The financial project has been made for five

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