Dr Jitendra Singh reviews status of implementation of various projects under MDoNER

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  1. Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region(MDoNER) has announced that Assam will become the first state to have first-ever Bamboo Industrial Park in the northeast. 
  2. This industrial park will be set up in Manderdisa in Assam’s Dima Hasao district.This project is set to be completed by March 2021. 
  3. Further,the central government has also planned to set up another project for Bamboo Park in Itanagar,Arunachal Pradesh which would be taken up by the North eastern Council(NEC).   
  4. North Eastern Council(NEC) was constituted as a statutory advisory body under the NEC Act,1971 and came into being on the 7th November,1972 at Shillong.
  5. The eight States of Northeast India are members of the council with their respective Chief Ministers and Governors representing them.Sikkim was added to the council in the year 2002.
  6. The headquarters of the council is situated in Shillong,Meghalaya and functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India.
  7. The Council was initially set up as an advisory body but now sanctioned as a Regional planning body since 2002.They can now discuss any matter in which the North Eastern States have a common interest and decide the action to be taken on any such matter.