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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Panos South Asia Announces Media Fellowships on Big Dams in Northeast India

Panos Institute South Asia’s RELAY programme invites print/web and television journalists to apply for the ‘Reporting research media fellowship programme’ on dams and development in Northeast India. Three print/web and one television fellowship will be awarded to candidates who regularly contribute to media in Northeast India and are willing to write/ produce media outputs based on collaboration with research or researchers and primary field trips in the Northeast. The Fellowship will run from May to September 2011. Each fellow will

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NE Greens Invites Applications for Internship & Training Based in Delhi

NE Greens is a project of the ‘Green Media Programme’ of the Delhi Greens organization, launched as a unique portal for the North East India region, a first-of-its-kind green media initiative towards generating environmental awareness in the North East as well as other parts of the country. Our Green Media team consists of talented and committed professionals with shared values and tremendous experience. Delhi Greens is looking for exceptionally talented candidates for the below mentioned position in the NE Greens

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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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