Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) on Saturday declared that 30 percent allocation has been exclusively been marked for the neglected sections of North East.
While speaking to a Chakma delegation represented by the Committee for Citizenship Rights of the Chakma and Hajongs of Arunachal, Singh said that the North Eastern Council (NEC) moved a proposal on the advice of Home Minister Amit Shah, which was approved at a Cabinet meeting.
Accordingly, he said that it has been decided that 30 percent of the NEC allocations for new projects under the existing schemes would be devoted towards the development of deprived areas, neglected sections of societies and emerging sectors of the North Eastern States.
Dr Singh further added that this would help in the development of the neglected sections of the society in the North East and reduce inter-region and inter-tribe disparity which, in turn, would help in addressing the needs of hitherto neglected sections including the Chakmas.
This scheme will also lead to the preservation of the cultural diversity of the North East and help in the growth of such scripts and languages, which are gradually becoming extinct.
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