Chief Minister, Nagaland Shri TR Zeliang called on Union Steel & Mines Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar to discuss issues pertaining to development of the state, at Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi.
Shri Tomar assured full support from Government of India, including the Ministry of Mines for exploration of minerals in the state of Nagaland. The Ministry will take initiative for supporting exploration in the state, so that full potential of identified mineral resources can be harnessed in a time-bound manner, he added. Shri Tomar shared details of his recent visit to Meghalaya and Assam, the Northeast states and stated that he would plan a visit to Nagalnd in near future. He conveyed that development of North-Eastern states is on high priority for government of India.
Shri Zeliang shared his plans for value-addition projects in state so that the state can earn better revenues from the mineral resources.