Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said his government has been pro-actively pursuing the 'Act-East Policy' and working to improve infrastructure in the North East region. Addressing a public meeting in Shillong yesterday after flagging off three new trains, he said his government intends to connect all north eastern states by rail network and upgrade infrastructure in road, telecom, power and waterways to bring them on par with the developed states.

The Prime Minister said 30,000 crore rupees have been earmarked in the current budget for the North east region. The Prime Minister also highlignted the tourism potential of the region, and stressed need for developing tourist circuits through improved road connectivity, hotels and cleanliness. He said a new scheme 'Swadesh Darshan', has been launched aimed at developing tourist circuits in the country and one such circuit is proposed for the North East. The Prime Minister also dedicated to the nation the Doppler Weather Radar at Cherrapunji.

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