Meghalaya sees increase in funds from NEC, DoNER; service sector highest contributor informs Guv

Meghalaya sees increase in funds from NEC, DoNER; service sector highest contributor informs Guv

By Our Reporter Shillong, Mar 16, 2018 The funding from the North Eastern Council (NEC) and the Ministry of DoNER in the current financial year for the State has increased. This was informed by Governor Ganga Prasad while addressing the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly today. The Governor said that the assistance received from NEC under the regional […]

New Year’s gift to Northeast: Centre to launch mobile air dispensaries soon

New Year’s gift to Northeast: Centre to launch mobile air dispensaries soon

New Delhi, Dec 31, 2017: The central government’s plan to launch mobile air dispensary services — helicopters with equipment and doctors — for medical emergencies in remote and hilly areas of the Northeast region may be a reality soon. Informed sources told IANS that the government has agreed to allocate Rs 80-Rs 100 crore for the […]

Mizoram: From Liquor brewing to viable Farming, the story of transformation in Aizawl!

Mizoram: From Liquor brewing to viable Farming, the story of transformation in Aizawl!

DARLAWNG: At the height of prohibition in Mizoram, this village on top of a hill in Aizawl district ensured that the tipplers stayed in high spirits. With limited options for livelihood, Darlawng village’s dependence on illegal brewing of country liquor made it infamous in a state where the influential church bodies favoured prohibition. It takes […]

Northeast India Budget allocation increases from Rs 32180 crore of 2016-17 to Rs 43245 crore

Northeast India Budget allocation increases from Rs 32180 crore of 2016-17 to Rs 43245 crore

Eight North-eastern states would be strapped with cash as the Union Budget 2017-18 allocation increased from Rs 32180 Crore of 2016-17 to Rs 43245 Crore. The allocation of Ministry of DoNER is increased from Rs 2524.42 crore to Rs 2682.45 crore whereas Finance ministry under Arun Jaitley has increased the transfer from Centre from Rs […]

‘Mobile air dispensary’ service to be introduced in the NE: Centre

‘Mobile air dispensary’ service to be introduced in the NE: Centre

In a first of its kind service, the Centre is planning to launch a ‘mobile air dispensary’ for the Northeast, with a helicopter, fitted with medical equipment and doctors on board, flying in remote areas for the benefit of people. Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh said the mobile […]

NEDA political conclave kicks off with prime focus on development

NEDA political conclave kicks off with prime focus on development

GUWAHATI: The inaugural political conclave of the newly-formed North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) was held in Guwahati today. Besides BJP President Amit Shah, the conclave was attended by four Northeast Chief Ministers, Assam’s Sarbananda Sonowal, Arunachal Pradesh’s Kalikho Pul, Sikkim’s Pawan Kumar Chamling and Nagaland’s TR Zeliang. BJP national leaders Ram Madhav and Ram Lal, […]