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Acharya for assessment of NEC functioning

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 13 - Governor PB Acharya today said that the North Eastern Council (NEC), which was the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the eight States of the North-east, needed to be assessed in terms of its functioning since its establishment in 1971.

The Governor stressed that it was time to review �how far we have reached in achieving our goals through the NEC over the last 35 years. We should consider whether it was time to add or supplement new road-maps or new voluntary organized institutions to strengthen our networks of development.�

An official release quoting the Governor said that there were many experienced human resource groups like NSS, ex-servicemen�s associations, senior citizens� organizations, Sahitya Sabhas, universities and university students� organizations which can be the nodal agents to identify and reach the targeted beneficiaries.

�I value the contributions of NEC in motivating and participating in the development of the north-eastern region which has plenty of natural resources and manpower. Whether NEC can address the issue of the development of the North-east�s resources by itself should be explored,� he added.

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