Minister of State for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh today said that development and empowerment of the North Eastern Region is high on the priority of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Government.
According to an official release, Dr Singh also spoke about an exclusive Rural Livelihood scheme for the Northeast. The unique scheme under the title “North East Rural Livelihood Project” is being supported by the World Bank.
It will primarily benefit the tribals and the lower socio-economic groups, including women in the region. The project is aimed at assisting over 10,000 Self Help Groups and benefit about three lakh poor households.
Initially, four states Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, will be taken up for helping the tribal and even the non-tribal lower groups living in remote areas.
A delegation of the Forum of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Legislators and Parliamentarians also met Dr Singh in New Delhi and presented a memorandum focusing on the issues of empowerment of tribal communities in Northeast.