The Union Minister for Food Processing Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal has said the union government is paying special attention to North East through its act east policy. Addressing a press conference after inaugurating the photo exhibition ‘Saal Ek Shuruaat Anek’ organised by DAVP, Kolkata in Gangtok today, the Minister said the centre has allocated Rs 53000 crore for development of NE states in the Union Budget including scholarship schemes for students and proposal to set up six agricultural universities and upgradation of power transmission in NE states with the sanction of Rs 10000 crore. The Minister said the people of the country have given a decisive mandate and formed the Modi government with the hope that the country will now see good days ahead. Smt Badal said, the photo exhibition has depicted government initiatives and schemes in various fields and this is just the beginning. The minister said that there was no scam and corruption in the last one year and because of a decisive leadership, there was no policy paralysis. She said, the Prime Minister’s visits abroad have increased the prestige and standing of the country in the international forum and Indians settled abroad have developed a sense of pride in their country. She said Make in India has become a reality with the world looking towards India with inflow of huge investment into the country. This will provide infrastructure and job opportunities to ensure growth and prosperity for everyone to develop equally with the concept of ‘Sab Ka Sath Sabka Bikash’.
The Union Minister further said the 14th Finance Commission recommendation have been accepted by the government ensuring devolution of more fund to the states and less with the centre so that the states can charter its own future and this will help Sikkim in taking forward its Organic Mission. She also appreciated the peace and tranquillity of this Himalayan state. The minister said both the centre and the state should work together for the progress of the people of the state.
To mark the completion of the one year of the new NDA government at the centre, the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India is organizing a pictorial exhibition entitled ‘Saal Ek Shuruaat Anek’ at the Children Park complex in Gangtok from today.
The exhibition will highlight the achievements of the Central Government in the last one year, the projects being undertaken and their execution with the goal of Saabka Saath Saabka Vikas. Government of India’s financial Inclusion and Security – Jan Dhan-se-Jan Suraksha, farmer’s Welfare including immediate relief to farmers affected by natural calamities, mainstreaming the deprived, Sushasan & Corruption free government, Saksham Bharat – Education and Skilling, Health Assurance to all, Swaach Bharat, Beti Padho-Beti-Bachao, Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam –Friendship on equal footing, Development of the North East, Transportation for transformation and economic rejuvenation, Make in India are the major initiatives and achievements of the government in the last one year.