NEC meet in Delhi on June 16

AIZAWL, June 11 – The 60th North Eastern Council (NEC) meeting is slated to be held on June 16 and 17 in New Delhi. The meeting will be attended by Chief Ministers, Governors and chief secretaries of all the Northeastern States including Sikkim.

An official source in the Mizoram Government said today that various issues like over- all development of the North East including power scenario, education, science and technology, railways, air connectivity, transport and communication, agriculture, sports, etc. will be touched upon.

The source said special presentations will be made by Ministry of Power on the Action Plan prepared for the NE region based on the Vision NER 2020 document. A draft Master Plan prepared by the NEC on Tourism in the Northeastern region as per the NER Vision 2020 (prepared by M/s Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., engaged by NEC) will be discussed. A special presentation will also be made by the Government of Mizoram on the report prepared on Education sector in the State.

Sam Pitroda, Advisor to Prime Minister and Chairman, National Innovation Council will make a presentation on the Innovation for the Northeastern region. A presentation will also be made by the Ministry of Railways on the Action Plan prepared for Northeastern region on the basis of NER Vision 2020.

The meet is to be chaired by Union Minister of DoNER and Chairman NEC, BK Handique.