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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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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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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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NE Greens Wishes Everyone a Happy Independence Day from Moirang

On the eve of the festive occasion of India’s 65th year of Independence, NE Greens wishes a Happy Independence Day to all our readers and subscribers! We take you to the culturally rich township of Moirang which is a municipal council in Bishnupur district of Manipur and is located about 45 km away from the state capital Imphal. Moirang is famous for its ancient temples particularly of Lord Thangjing and is also the place of origin of the the graceful

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Bharat Nirman Campaign Now Ongoing in Imphal West, Manipur

The Bharat Nirman campaign has now reached Manipur and was inaugurated by Dr. I. Ibohanbi, Member of the Manipur Legislative Assembly at Takyel Kolom Leikai in West Imphal. Dr. I. Ibohanbi also inaugurated the photo exhibition stall of the Directorate of Audio & Visual Publicity (DAVP) set up as part of the campaign. A free health medical camp was organised during the Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign, at Takyel Kolom Leikai itself,  with the focus of promoting health care and

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More Funds for Infrastructure: PMGSY to Ensure Rural Road Connectivity in Assam

Rural roadways infrastructure is the backbone of inclusive development, and its existence and quality is an indicator of the development status and potential of a region. Roads in India are the primary mode of mobilizing resources, be it food, consumables or other goods. The road network in the country distributes products manufactured in one part to the rest and help make remote parts of the country accessible. Their construction comes with some significant environmental impacts as well, roads are known

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Youth & Sports Development Minister Ajay Maken Looks East for Gold!

The Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Ajay Maken reiterated at a workshop held last week, that the North East Region (NER) is the Power House of Sports in the country. Outlining his Ministry’s vision and objective with respect to the North Eastern States of the country, Mr. Maken expressed great confidence in the sportsmen and women of the NER. Delivering the keynote address at the workshop on “Youth and sports development in the North

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All Northeastern State Capitals to be Linked to Major Rail, Road and Air Routes

The Government of India has now envisioned the linking of the capitals of the eight North Eastern states to main lines on all three transport systems: rail, road and air. The Ministry for Development of North East Region (DoNER) today released details and status of the various projects being undertaken in this regard. While all the state capitals of North Eastern states are already connected by National Highways, only Guwahati (Assam) and Agartala (Tripura) capitals are presently connected by main

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Monarchak Gas Based Power Project in Tripura Gets a Green Signal

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the Revised Cost Estimate of Tripura Gas Based Power Project [100 MW (nominal)+20%] Monarchak in West Tripura, being implemented by the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO). The project now amounts to Rs. 623.44 crore which includes interest amount of Rs. 51.09 crore during construction at November, 2009 price level. The power generated from the project will be supplied to Tripura. The project would contribute to the economic development of

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