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NITI forum meet at Agartala today

Tue 10 Apr 2018, 11:26:55
Tripura is all set to host the first meeting of the NITI Forum- a unit of NITI Aayog in Agartala today. In this meeting, Chief Ministers of all Northeastern States, Minister of Development of North Eastern Region and senior officials of NITI Aayog and Union Government will join the conclave.

The ‘NITI Forum for North East’ was constituted in February this year with an aim to ensure the sustainable economic growth of the North Eastern Region of the country and periodically review the development status in the region. 

The forum includes representation from all NE States, their Chief Secretaries and Secretaries of relevant Central Ministries and experts among others. 

The meeting will be attended by around 56 delegates including Chief Ministers of



Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland and senior leaders and top officials of North Eastern states. 

The NITI Forum will sit to review the development status of entire Northeast region and identify various constraints on the way for accelerated, inclusive but sustainable economic growth in this Region. 

In this meeting, broad agendas including strategies for improving Road, Rail and Air Connectivity in the Region, measures to utilize existing potential for hydro-power, Agriculture and allied sectors, Water Management, Promotion of Tourism will be discussed. 

The meeting will be chaired by Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Dr Jitendra Singh and the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog Dr Rajeev Kumar.




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