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Centre committed to raise living standard of people of North East: Reddy

The Minister made the statement at a Consultative Committee meeting chaired by him here, to review and discuss livelihood schemes being implemented by the Ministry.

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New Delhi: Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) G Kishan Reddy on Wednesday said the government is fully committed to raise the living standard of the people, besides strengthening infrastructure and connectivity in the region.

The Minister made the statement at a Consultative Committee meeting chaired by him here, to review and discuss livelihood schemes being implemented by the Ministry.

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Minister of State for DoNER BL Verma, members of the Committee- Abdul Khaleque, Ramprit Mandal, C Lalrosanga and Rebati Tripura attended the meeting.

In the meeting, the members desired that the government should take more pro-active measures and people-oriented schemes so as to generate more employment opportunities in the NER as the region is still more dependent on agriculture.

Since 2014, the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has given special focus on development of the North East region, specially on connectivity.

Last week, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had said that the Centre sanctioned Rs 74,485 crore for development of projects in the region so far.

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