Vastavam Web: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dubbed the north east the new engine for India’s development and said the country’s growth story will remain incomplete till the east comes at par with the west.Modi laid stress on infrastructure development in the region and said in 2014 Manipur had 1,200 km of declared length of the national highways.The prime minster said now seven out of eight states were connected by rail network and projects were underway to connect the remaining state capitals, including Imphal, to broad gauge network.
“I have always maintained that India’s growth story shall never be complete until the eastern part of our country progresses at par with the western part. The north east can be the new engine of India’s growth,” he said.Lauding the work of the Biren Singh-led government in the state, Modi said, “Last year I told you what the Congress government could not do in last 15 years we would do in 15 months. The BJP government has done more work in less than 15 months.”
He said the BJP government was able to solve the law and order problem in the state even though three months were still left for the completion of 15 months.The state government was working to reduce the problems faced by girls in hill and tribal areas for their education, he said.”The state government has also undertaken construction of a new hostel for girls in tribal areas. I’m fortunate to inaugurate one such hostel today”, Modi said.He said the Centre had sanctioned 10 India Reserve Battalions for north-eastern states, including two battalions for Manipur.He also said that 438 people, including 136 women, from the north-eastern states had joined the Delhi Police.
Modi, who laid foundation stones for accommodation for teachers, doctors and nurses at 19 specified locations, said they faced hardships due to lack of proper accommodations in remote areas and hill districts.