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Centre to review NE urban schemes

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NEW DELHI, Feb 19 � The Union Urban Development Ministry will review the progress of all its schemes pertaining to the Northeastern region.

This assurance was given by Union Minister of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu to Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju yesterday.

The Union Minister will review progress of schemes pertaining to his Ministry in the Northeastern States, said official sources. Rijiju met Naidu on Wednesday for a discussion on speedy and effective implementation of various Central Government initiatives in the region.

The two Ministers decided on close monitoring of implementation of various schemes to enable speedy development of the Northeastern States in the context of the Prime Minister�s special focus on the region. They also discussed the prospective benefits to the region under various new initiatives like building of smart cities, new mission for 500 cities and towns, housing for all, skill development of urban poor, etc.

Rijiju requested Naidu to look after the interests of all Northeastern States under �smart cities� and other programmes. He also discussed funding of projects in Arunachal Pradesh, including development of road networks in the towns of Changlang, Miao, Jairampur, and Basar and the solid waste management project in Ziro.

Recently, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma had discussed with Naidu issues relating to funding of a storm water drainage master plan for Shillong, augmentation of water supply in Shillong, Williamnagar town and Resubelpara, besides development of Tura, the second largest town in the State.

Dr Sangma requested Naidu for a special dispensation under housing scheme for Meghalaya keeping in view the tribal ethos and culture, land ownership and land tenure system and topography. Naidu assured the Chief Minister that these concerns would be addressed to a large context under the new �Housing for All� scheme to be launched soon, said sources.

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Centre to review NE urban schemes

NEW DELHI, Feb 19 � The Union Urban Development Ministry will review the progress of all its schemes pertaining to the Northeastern region.

This assurance was given by Union Minister of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu to Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju yesterday.

The Union Minister will review progress of schemes pertaining to his Ministry in the Northeastern States, said official sources. Rijiju met Naidu on Wednesday for a discussion on speedy and effective implementation of various Central Government initiatives in the region.

The two Ministers decided on close monitoring of implementation of various schemes to enable speedy development of the Northeastern States in the context of the Prime Minister�s special focus on the region. They also discussed the prospective benefits to the region under various new initiatives like building of smart cities, new mission for 500 cities and towns, housing for all, skill development of urban poor, etc.

Rijiju requested Naidu to look after the interests of all Northeastern States under �smart cities� and other programmes. He also discussed funding of projects in Arunachal Pradesh, including development of road networks in the towns of Changlang, Miao, Jairampur, and Basar and the solid waste management project in Ziro.

Recently, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma had discussed with Naidu issues relating to funding of a storm water drainage master plan for Shillong, augmentation of water supply in Shillong, Williamnagar town and Resubelpara, besides development of Tura, the second largest town in the State.

Dr Sangma requested Naidu for a special dispensation under housing scheme for Meghalaya keeping in view the tribal ethos and culture, land ownership and land tenure system and topography. Naidu assured the Chief Minister that these concerns would be addressed to a large context under the new �Housing for All� scheme to be launched soon, said sources.