Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Mizoram and Meghalaya today to inaugurate various projects, which he said will give a fresh impetus to the development journey of the northeast.
"The enchanting and effervescent Northeast calls. Looking forward to visiting Mizoram and Meghalaya tomorrow, where various development projects will be inaugurated. These projects will add impetus to the development journey of the Northeast," he tweeted ahead of the visit. Modi said it is his privilege to dedicate the Tuirial hydropower project to the nation tomorrow in Aizawl. "The completion of this project is a boon for the people of Mizoram," he said in another tweet. The prime minister said, in Shillong, he will inaugurate the Shillong-Nongstoin-Rongjeng-Tura Road. The project will improve connectivity and further economic growth.
He will also address a public meeting in Meghalaya. "We see immense potential in the Northeast and are committed to doing everything for the region’s overall progress,” the Prime Minister said. He also said the Ministry of Department of Northeast Region has set up a Rs 100 crore Northeast Venture Capital Fund. "Tomorrow I will be distributing cheques to entrepreneurs from this fund. A spirit of enterprise among the Northeast’s youth augurs well for the empowerment of the region," he said.