Committee to look into NE communication problem
Agartala, June 20: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has formed a high-power committee to look into the problems of communication in the Northeastern region and suggest measures for its development, Union minister of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Paban Singh Ghatowar said on Wednesday.
“The committee was formed to deal with connecting all the Northeastern capitals with New Delhi through rail and air and develop connectivity within the region by roads, railways and waterways,” Ghatowar said here.
“It (committee) would also look into the prospect of connectivity between the region and neighbouring countries and submit reports with suggestions and the government would start working on the basis of the report,” he said.
The DoNER minister said the Government of India has laid importance for effective implementation of the Look-East Policy (LEP) for economic development of the northeastern region and without developing infrastructure and improving connectivity this would not be possible to implement the LEP. (PTI)