Rapid development of Assam, northeast region integral part of self-reliant India: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said rapid development of Assam and northeast region are integral part of self-reliant India and highlighted that the region is widening the country’s connection with the eastern Asian countries under the ‘Act East’ Policy.

He reached Assam earlier in the day to distribute land pattas/allotment certificates to indigenous people in Sivasagar.

Addressing a public meeting in Assam’s Sivasagar, he said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has always kept the preservation of the Assamese culture in its top priority list and implemented policies for protection of the Assamese language and promotion of its literature.

“The fast-paced development of Assam is very important to us. The way to ‘Atmanirbhar Assam’ is through ‘Atmavishwaas’ (self-confidence) among the people here. 40 per cent of the state’s population is taking benefit of ‘Ayushmaan Bharat’ scheme of the Central government,” PM Modi said.

“Rapid development of Assam and Northeast India is integral to AatmaNirbhar Bharat. The road to an AatmaNirbhar Assam is through the confidence of Assamese people. Assam has seen unprecedented developmental work in the last few years,” he added.

PM Modi further said: “In the last six years, Assam and Northeast are witnessing unprecedented development in terms of connectivity and other infrastructure. Today, Assam and Northeast are widening our connection with the Eastern Asian countries under the ‘Act East’ Policy. Assam is developing as a major part of AatmaNirbhar Bharat with better infrastructure.”

The Prime Minister said a large part of Assam has now returned to the path of peace and development with the historic Bodo Agreement.

“The agreement was followed by the first elections to the Bodoland Territorial Council and representatives were elected. Now the Bodo Territorial Council will establish new paradigms of development and trust,” he added.


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