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Jul 23, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says North East has potential to become India's growth engine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Manipur water supply project via video conference today. Inaugurating the project, the Prime Minister said that it has been designed to provide safe drinking water to every household of the State for the next 20-22 years and lakhs of people will get access to clean drinking water and thousands of people will get employment.

He further said northeast is, in a way, a gateway to our ancient cultural relationships with East Asia, He said  the region has potential to become India's growth engine as now peace is being established in the entire N-E region.

The Prime Minister said, the mantra of peace, progress and prosperity is echoing in the Northeast, and day by day my faith is getting deeper because peace is now being established in the entire region.  While blockades in Manipur have become a part of history, Assam has witnessed a phase of violence for decades. In Tripura and Mizoram too, youth have abandoned the path of violence. Now Bru-Reang refugees are moving towards a better life," he said.

The Prime Minister also talked about the potential of the tourism industry in the North East Region and development of the region as a bamboo industry hub. Regarding the massive development works taken up in Manipur, the Prime Minister said that the Imphal - Jiribam railways work is going on with an allocation of Rs 14,000 crores while Rs. 3,000 crore has been sanctioned for the development of Imphal International Airport.

The Prime Minister also talked about the potential of tourism industries in the North East region and development of the region as bamboo industry hubs. He also appealed to people of the country to use hand sanitizers, face masks and follow the Covid-19 related guidelines which are the only weapons to fight Covid pandemic as of now.

Talking from Imphal through tele-conferencing, the Chief Minister said, the state law and order has improved since BJP has come to power. There is no economic blockade which used to frequently happen during the previous regime of Congress and the relation between hill and valley communities has improved.

Home Minister Amit Shah has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for laying the foundation stone of Manipur Water Supply Project. In a series of tweets today, Mr Shah described the occasion as unprecedented and said the project will provide safe drinking water to more than 2.8 lakh households. He said it will also generate huge employment opportunities in the state. Mr Shah said that this project reflects Prime Minister Modi's resolve towards 'Har Ghar Jal’ and a prosperous North East. He said, development and prosperity of the North Eastern region has always been the top priority of the Modi government. 

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