GUWAHATI, March 15 - NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant today called on Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at his office at the Assam Secretariat and discussed various issues relating to implementation of the Act East Policy, facilitation of major investments, promotion of trade and business and development in implementing �Ease of Doing Business� in the State, said an official press release here.
Saying that the State government is striving to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s vision of transforming the north-eastern region into an organic hub, Chief Minister Sonowal highlighted the plans to develop bamboo-based industries and the rural tourism sector to generate employment opportunities for youths of the state. Urging the NITI Aayog CEO to play a proactive role in developing the communication and transportation infrastructure of the State, Sonowal said improvement in communication would bring huge developmental benefits to the State. He also informed that some key sectors have been identified by the government for making investment and the NITI Aayog must also pitch in for developing the same.
Kant stated that with flagship programmes like �Start Up India�, the industry sector of the State would be taken towards a high growth trajectory and he requested the Chief Minister to place proposals for facilitating investments in some key identified sectors with high growth potential. The Chief Minister directed the Additional Chief Secretary in charge of Industries and Commerce Department to take all necessary steps in this regard.
Media Adviser to the Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami, Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia and other top officials of the State government were present on the occasion.