• search

Zoramthanga for proactive NEC

Written by: Staff
Subscribe to Oneindia News

Aizawl, Feb 22 (UNI) Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has reiterated that North Eastern Council (NEC) needs to be more proactive for speedy development of North-East region.

During a NEC meet recently, Zoramthanga said the primary need of NE region was safe drinking water and sanitation for the burgeoning population.

To meet the demands of the tourist industry, Guwahati airport should be upgraded to international standards and better road links and air connectivity should be provided, he added.

He maintained that having ten per cent of funds of all ministries collected in a non-lapseable pool for development of the NE was not the solution, but proper guidance as to how the funds could be best accessed and utilised should also be provided.

During the meeting with the NEC officials, Mr Zoramthanga also requested that sufficient fund allocation be made for the IT and education sector, development of rural farmers and smooth implementation of the various NEC projects.

UNI SNR SG PK SSC1254

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more