Rijiju asks Nagaland to take benefit of DevINE prog

Dimapur, 12 Feb: Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that the Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for Northeast (PM DevINE) programme has been launched to promote growth in the region, and asked the Nagaland government to take maximum benefit from it.
“The programme is created for the purpose of funding gaps by taking care of things which are not included in any of the schemes,” he told reporters.
The programme is a “blessing” for the NE region, he said.
Speaking about the union budget, he said that the allocation for the Northeast has been enhanced for infrastructure development, “which shows that the Centre is committed to the development of the region.”
He said that, in the coming years, these budgetary allocations will be utilized fully by the NE states, so that more funds can be provided by the Centre.
The union law minister said that pending court cases are increasing across the country but efforts are on to dispose of them as soon as possible.
“Along with the judiciary, the government is working to ensure that delivery of justice is fast and at the same time case pendency is taken care of,” he said.
He appealed to the youths to get involved in gainful activities which would bring economic prosperity to the society and Nagaland. “Devote your time and energy for productive activities as Northeast youth are energetic,” Rijiju said.
The union minister was in the commercial hub of Nagaland en route to Manipur. Before leaving, he met Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and his cabinet colleagues. (PTI)