Economy

Pul vows to boost revenue generation in the state; directs officials to strengthen mines check gates

At a high level meeting with officials of the Mines and Minerals on Sunday, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Kalikho Pul directed the officials to strengthen mines and mineral check gates in the districts and urged them to plug revenue leakages ..
   

Sangma pitches for 'Comprehensive multi-mode transport' with Bangladesh to promote business

While speaking at the Bangladesh Investment & Policy Summit 2016 as a Special Guest, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma pitched the idea of “Comprehensive multi-mode transport” to promote trade and business between India and Bangladesh. ..
   

Bangladesh offers to help promote Meghalaya tourism to mutually benefit people of both nations

Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh to participate in the Investors Meet organized by the Prime Minister’s Office on January 24 and 25, 2016. Earlier, Sangma received a warm welcome at Dwaki-Tamabil ..
   

Bangladesh to get 1,100 MW of power from Tripura in addition to 500 MW received from WB

Bangladesh will begin receiving 100 MW of power from Tripura from early January which will be in addition to the 500 MW it already receives from West Bengal and a like amount that is on the cards from the state for a total of 1,100 MW...
   

Readymade garment manufacturing units to come up in all North Eastern states

Readymade garments’ manufacturing units are being set up in all the eight northeastern states to boost employment, mostly for women, skill upgradation and marketing, a senior official said Wednesday...
   

Textiles Ministry rolls out Rs 427 crore for geo technical textile project for NE states

Taking into consideration the development of the north eastern region, a foundation stone for an Apparel and Garment Making Centre was laid by Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi and Minister of State for Textiles Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Tuesday ..
   

Arunachal CM Tuki pitches for integrating indigenous skill in the state with advanced technology

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has vociferously pitched for integrating the indigenous skills of the North East region with the available advance technology so that more and more rural populace can be benefitted...
   

Manipur: Paving way for employment, Ibobi initiates ‘Make in Manipur’ campaign

Moving in similar lines as those of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'Make in India' campaign which is aimed at drawing maximum investors to the country, Chief Minister O Ibobi has launched a new initiative called Make in Manipur with the primary ..
   

Mahesh Sharma visits Arunachal, says North East crucial region for tourism

The Minister of State for Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma is on a two day visit to the North –East from April 17- 18. He is accompanied by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju and senior officials of the Ministry ..
   

Vodafone initiates ‘Know Your Customer’ to educate retailers in Arunachal Pradesh

Mobile Service provider Vodafone India has started 'Know Your Customer' for its retailers at Daparijo in Upper Suhansiri and Aalo in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh...
   

Assam govt can tie up with Indian Railway to develop tourist circuits says Prabhu

Union Minister for Railway Suresh Prabhu on Monday was in Assam to participate in the 60th National Level Railway Week Award Function-2015. During the visit, Prabhu met Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at his official residence.'..
   

Tata welfare trust to provide Rs 18.8 cr to Mizoram for rural development projects in the next five years

In view of developing the Nort Eastren region of Mizoram, a welfare trust of the industrial house of Tatas has signed an MoU with the Mizoram government in its rural development initiatives...
   

Nagaland develops 11,000 hectares of rubber plantations for economic benefit

In view of the high environmental and economic benefit, Nagaland State’s land resources department is promoting rubber plantation on a large scale in Nagaland..
   

Sikkim to generate employment for 1500 locals with start of new Garments manufacturing centre

With a view to develop the economy of the North Eastern states, the Centre is aimed at providing skilled training to the local youth, converting Sikkim’s traditional handloom into fashion garments and stitching uniforms for the police and armed ..
   

Assam tea workers to get subsidized foodgrains after execution of NFSA: Paswan

The Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, in a reply to Lok Sabha on Tuesday said that the Government of India has enacted National Food Security Act (NFSA) from July 2013...
   

World Bank to aid six of eight NE states to develop and expand power sector

The World Bank would provide the major share of a Rs 5,111 crore project to develop and expand infrastructure in the power sector in six north-eastern states of India, top officials said. State-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) would ..
   

Northeast region is economic corridor of India: Jitendra Singh

Northeastern region being plating key aspect for economic growth of India, Union Minister of Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on Saturday described Northeast region as the “Economic Corridor of India” for entry into international ..
   

Nagaland gets Weavers’ Service Centre; foundation stone laid

Minister of State for Textiles Santosh Kumar Gangwar, laid the foundation stone for Apparel & Garment Making Centre at Dimapur, Nagaland on Tuesday. He inaugurated a Weavers’ Service Centre at Toluvi, Nagaland as well...
   

Now buy “Make in Nagaland” artifacts online

Along with the advancement that science has made over the years, the North Indian states of India are paving their way in the long developmental run and booming their economy like never before...
   

North East threshold to Act East: Sitharaman

New Delhi, Dec 12: Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Nirmala Sitharaman said, “India’s Look East Policy has now become very sharp focused and it is 'Act East' Policy.” Delivering the keynote address at the ..
   

Government initiates mega road development programme in North-East

New Delhi, Dec. 4: The Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon. Radhakrishnan informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday that the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has initiated mega road development programme in North-East namely ..
   

PM dedicates Palatana power plant in S Tripura

Palatana (Tripura), Dec 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated to the nation the second unit (363 MW) of a 726 MW power plant that will supply power to Bangladesh and seven northeastern states. The state–owned ONGC, Infrastructure ..
   

Utilize potential of NE region for economic uplift: Modi

Imphal, Dec 1: Terming the Northeastern region as an economic zone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his brief visit to Manipur on Sunday talked about utilizing the potential of the region. He was addressing the closing function of the 10-day ..
   

‘India–China–Bangladesh–Myanmar economic corridor planned'

Agartala, Dec 1: A India–China–Bangladesh–Myanmar economic corridor has been planned to get significant gains through sub–regional economic cooperation, Bangladesh Prime Minister’s energy affairs advisor Tawfiq–e&ndas..
   

Meghalaya bags gold at International Trade Fair

New Delhi, Nov. 29: Meghalaya State Pavilion bagged gold medal in the North Eastern States category for excellence in display in the 34th India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2014 held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from November 17 – 27, ..
   

International seminar on East West Corridor opens

Imphal, Nov 29: A two-day international conference on “East-West Corridor: The Linkage of Look East Policy to ASEAN” was opened today at MIMS conference hall, Manipur University. The conference is being jointly organised by Manipur ..
   

Rijiju promises road connectivity to all Arunachal villages by 2019

New Delhi, Nov. 29: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has assured to initiate measures to provide road connectivity to all unconnected villages of Arunachal Pradesh by 2019. Rijiju’s assertion came when Parliamentary ..
   

Mizoram CM directs MLAs to adopt a village

Aizwal, Nov. 29: Emulating Prime Minster Narendra Modi Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla suggested to all the members of the State Assembly to adopt and nurture a model village within their respective constituencies. Lal Thanhawla made the ..
   

NGO calls for joint mechanism to monitor dams on Brahmaputra

Guwahati, Nov 29: Calling for a joint mechanism between India and China to monitor all ongoing and proposed dams on the Brahmaputra river, Jana Jagriti, which is campaigning to save the Brahmaputra, alleged that China is moving ahead with 39 mega ..
   

Drug smuggling on rise along India–Bangladesh border: BSF

Agartala, Nov 29: Drug smuggling has increased along the Indo–Bangladesh border while the vigil along the frontiers has been tightened to curb it, a top BSF official said here on Friday. “Border Security Forces troopers have seized ..
   

PM to launch first train in Meghalaya today

Shillong, Nov 29: Today is a red–letter day for Meghalaya. On this historic day, railway trains will literally start chugging through the clouds! The first train into Meghalaya – Abode of the Clouds – is being ceremonially inaugurated ..
   

SPA launched by Naga girl in Haryana

SPA launched by Naga girl in Haryana Chandigarh, April 17: In what could be the first of its kind, a Naga Girl launched her own Seven Sisters SPA and Training Academy in Haryana on April 8. In a small gathering of friends and well wishers, ..
   

Tripura tops list for giving rural jobs for fifth year

  Tripura tops in giving rural jobs Agartala, March 4: Tripura has kept its top position for the fifth consecutive year for offering 66 person–days so far in the current fiscal in executing the central government’s flagship ..
   

Reopening of Stilwell Road hangs in balance

  Reopening of Stilwell Road uncertain Nay Pyi Taw, March 4: The reopening of the historic Stilwell Road hangs in balance, as India has clarified that the fate of the World War II road would be driven by the people’s demand. “There..
   

Tripura budget-2014-2015, Rs 158 crore deficit uncovered

Agartala, February 20: Setting a record of sorts , Tripura finance minister Badal Chowdhury on February 19 presented his 17th successive budget of the state for the 2014-2015 financial year. He had presented his first budget in the year 1998 after ..
   

The North-East economy: an overview of opportunities and Challenges

India’s north east region (NER) is endowed with huge untapped natural resources and is acknowledged as the eastern gateway for the country’s ‘Look East Policy’. The region is witnessing a series of insurgencies and is alienated..
   

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