Kohima: Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman during the inaugural programme of the Nagaland CSR and Investment Conclave launched various initiatives by the Union Government at NBCC Convention Center here on Monday.
Inaugurating the CSR and Investment Conclave Sitaraman announced some of the Central projects launched including Credit Outreach Facilitation Unit, Tailoring Training Unit, Selco-Medical Unit Solarization, CII Partnership on ICONN 2020, Blood Segregation & Storage Unit, Skilling and Animation Centre, Mobile Science Labs, Adobe Creative Academy, Model Nursing College through Public-Private Partnership, Entrepreneurship Development Centre, CT Scan, Dialysis Unit and other High Impact Interventions, Histopathology Unit at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima, Upgradation of Nursing School in Kohima and Dimapur into Nursing Colleges, Solar Cold Storage.
Speaking on the occasion the North East Council (NEC) Secretary Moses Chalai claimed development had taken place in the recent past, especially in the infrastructure sector, and cited the development of roads, railways, airports, bridges and others.
Chalai said that under the Gross Budget Support (GBS), 55 Central Ministers would be investing around Rs 75,000 crores from 2022 to 2023.
He however admitted that although a lot had been done, still a lot was yet to be done.
He called for more private investments in the region to provide a new impetus to development endeavours. The NEC Secretary regretted that although growth had taken place, it did not lead to any major economic transformation.
The Secretary of Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs Rajesh Verma and Secretary of the Union Department of Financial Services Sanjay Malhotra also addressed the gathering.
Earlier, Nagaland Chief Secretary J Alam gave a broad overview of Nagaland’s business, while the CEO of the Nagaland Investment and Development Authority of Nagaland (IDAN) Alemtemshi Jamir welcomed the guests.