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Steps to boost rail connectivity in NE

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NEW DELHI, March 9 - The Centre is taking fresh initiative to boost the rail connectivity in the North Eastern Region (NER) aimed at boosting tourism and allied industries like floriculture, medical treatment, education and generate immense employment opportunities, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said here today.

Addressing the 11th North East Business Summit here this morning, Prabhu, in a video message, said that the outlay for the North Eastern region has increased in 2017-18 and is expected to double in the next five years. The Centre has started the work of tunnelling in Darjeeling and Sikkim that should boost tourism and generate employment.

Additionally, the government has also initiated a programme of value development in Assam. He praised the e-commerce platform and urged more entrepreneurs to market their products through this platform. He concluded that NER should emerge as the green manufacturing hub of the nation.

The Business Summit, organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), is being attended by government policy makers, experts drawn from various fields, corporate honchos is scheduled to be addressed by Central Ministers including Minister of DoNER, Dr Jitendra Singh.

Addressing the Summit, Secretary, Ministry of DoNER, Naveen Verma said that certain sectors of prime importance needs to be looked at significantly. Out of this, the most important one pointed out by him was bamboo. He stated that although bamboo can become green gold, value addition is not much at present. As a result, technology support is the need of the hour.

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Steps to boost rail connectivity in NE

NEW DELHI, March 9 - The Centre is taking fresh initiative to boost the rail connectivity in the North Eastern Region (NER) aimed at boosting tourism and allied industries like floriculture, medical treatment, education and generate immense employment opportunities, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said here today.

Addressing the 11th North East Business Summit here this morning, Prabhu, in a video message, said that the outlay for the North Eastern region has increased in 2017-18 and is expected to double in the next five years. The Centre has started the work of tunnelling in Darjeeling and Sikkim that should boost tourism and generate employment.

Additionally, the government has also initiated a programme of value development in Assam. He praised the e-commerce platform and urged more entrepreneurs to market their products through this platform. He concluded that NER should emerge as the green manufacturing hub of the nation.

The Business Summit, organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), is being attended by government policy makers, experts drawn from various fields, corporate honchos is scheduled to be addressed by Central Ministers including Minister of DoNER, Dr Jitendra Singh.

Addressing the Summit, Secretary, Ministry of DoNER, Naveen Verma said that certain sectors of prime importance needs to be looked at significantly. Out of this, the most important one pointed out by him was bamboo. He stated that although bamboo can become green gold, value addition is not much at present. As a result, technology support is the need of the hour.