Home minister Amit Shah on Monday said that several development projects have been executed in the Northeastern states during the past five years of the Modi government.
Shah was speaking after laying the foundation stone of Karbi and Dimasa Bhawan at Dwarka, New Delhi. The Karbi Bhawan project is a part of a settlement between United People’s Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) of Karbi hills in Assam, the state government and the center.
Talking about the Modi government’s focus on NE states, Amit Shah compared the total allocation by the earlier UPA government and the NDA government in the last five years. “During the 13th finance commission, the Congress government had given Rs 87,000 crores for the NE states. During 14th finance commission, Modi government has given Rs 3,13,375 crores which are 258 percent higher than what Congress government gave earlier,” he said
He also added that Northeastern states are a priority for the Modi Government as Modi became the first PM after Morarji Desai in 40 years to attend North Eastern Council (NEC) meeting. “Not only that the PM Modi has developed a system of that in every 15 days a union minister visits one of the NE states and reviews the development work being done in the state,” added Shah.
According to Shah, PM Modi has given maximum time to NE as compared to any other part of the country based on population ratio.
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