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NITI forum for North East to meet on Tuesday

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The second meeting of the 'for North East' will be held here on Tuesday andwillfocus on issues pertaining to five critical sectors, including tourism, and dairy.

Vice Chairman, AAYOG, will the meeting while of North Eastern Region (DoNER) will co-it,an official statement said.

The meeting willmainly focus on issues pertaining to five critical sectors - tourism, bamboo, dairy, fisheries and tea, it said.

The 'for North East' was constituted in February 2018 to periodically review development status in the North Eastern region.

The is tasked to identify various constraints in the way of accelerated, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the Northeast and to recommend suitable interventions for addressing identified constraints, the statement said.

Members of the forum include secretaries of various central ministries, chief secretaries of all eight Northeastern states, senior government officials and experts from various fields.

It emerged that infrastructure, horticulture, bamboo, tourism, food processing, education, livelihoods, health in Northeastern region were areas critical for the development of the region, the statement said.

Decisions taken at the meeting have since been carried forward by various government departments and other stakeholders.

Besides members of the forum, a number of experts from the government, industry and academia have also been invited to make the discussions more meaningful.

The forum's first meeting was held on April 10, 2018 in Agartala where a broad spectrum of issues were discussed.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 12:10 IST