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Delegation from Nagaland knocks Centre’s door for not sanctioning ‘special package’

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By EMN Updated: Aug 24, 2021 10:38 pm
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Eastern Nagaland Legislature delegation with Amitab Kant in New Delhi. (Nagaland House, New Delhi)

Dimapur, Aug. 24 (EMN):  A delegation of Eastern Nagaland Legislatures and DUDA department officials led by Minister for Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom and AYUSH called on NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant at his office in New Delhi to apprise him of a project announced for the eastern part of the state.

During the discussion, the delegation highlighted the “special package” announced by Prime Minster Narendra Modi during his visit to eastern Nagaland in 2018, based on which a Multi Disciplinary Committee headed by the Ministry of Home Affairs was set up to look into the matter, according to the update from PRO (IPR) Nagaland House, New Delhi.

‘A comprehensive project was prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) but the project has not been sanctioned till date,’ read the update.

‘The delegation appealed to NITI Aayog CEO and official present in the meeting to look into the project submitted to the ministry,’ it added.

While assuring to co-orporate and support the revival of the project proposal lying with the DoNER Ministry, Kant also advised the delegation from Nagaland ‘to re-prioritise the top priority among the project proposal submitted to the ministry’.

It was informed that the delegation was accompanied by DRC, Wennyei Konyak, OSD Planning, Thomas Thailu, and Deputy Director and PRO (IPR), Kuolie Mere.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 24, 2021 10:38:48 pm