2nd meet of NITI Forum for North East on Dec 4

GUWAHATI (Assam), Dec 1: The second meeting of the newly constituted ‘NITI Forum for North East’ will be held at Guwahati on 4 December.
The meeting will mainly focus on issues pertaining to five critical sectors – tourism, bamboo, dairy, fisheries and tea. Besides the members of the forum, numerous experts from the government, industry and academia have also been invited to make the discussions more meaningful.
NITI AAYOG Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar will chair the meeting. Minister of State (IC) for DoNER Dr Jitendra Singh will also attend.
In February 2018, the ‘NITI Forum for North East’ was constituted to periodically review the development status in North Eastern Region.
The NITI Forum for Northeast is tasked to identify various constraints on the way of accelerated, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the North East Region of the country and to recommend suitable interventions for addressing identified constraints.
Members of the forum include secretaries of various ministries of the Government of India, chief secretaries of all the eight North-eastern states and also senior government officials and experts from various fields. The secretary, North East Council (NEC) is the member secretary of the forum.