Government sets up NITI Forum for northeast
Forum to identify constraints and recommend suitable interventions for speedy and sustainable growth in northeast region
The Forum will also review the development status in the region. Image source: PTI
The government today set up the ‘Niti Forum for North-East’ to identify constraints and recommend suitable interventions for speedy and sustainable growth in northeast region.
The forum will be co-chaired by the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog and Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER). The forum will have its Secretariat in the Ministry of DoNER.
The NITI Forum for northeast is tasked to identify various constraints on the way of accelerated, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the region and recommend suitable interventions for addressing identified constraints.
It will also review the development status in the region.
Members of the Forum will include secretaries from ministries of road transport & highways, Railways, power, water resources, river development & Ganga rejuvenation, new & Renewable energy, health & family welfare, human resource development, environment, forest & climate change, a Ministry for Development of North-East Region statement said.
Chief secretaries of northeastern states of Assam, Sikkim, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram will also be members of the Forum.
The forum may examine and address any issues which are of importance but not specifically spelt out in its terms of reference. It may devise its own procedure to conduct its business, meetings, fields visits or constitution of sub-groups, etc.