Aware, Awake & Arise: Issues that concern the region

Saturday, May 24, 2008

NE States asked to design special packages

Switching on to the second phase of the plan to market the North-east as tourist destination, Minister Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Mani Shankar Aiyar said that the States should prepare attractive packages to woo Central Government employees. Talking to this newspaper on the sidelines of the UPA’s fourth anniversary celebrations, Aiyar said that he has advised all North Eastern States to prepare a special designed package for the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) travellers.

IIT-G expects to moot plan for North-East development

IIT-Guwahati is expected to come out with a plan to improve the economic condition in the north eastern region, said Assam governor Lt Gen (retd) Ajai Singh on Friday.
The plan would transform agricultural practices and technological solutions, improve productivity and reduce waste, said Singh in his address at the 10th convocation of the IIT-G.

Mizoram to set up northeast India's first SEZ

By Sujit Chakraborty
Mizoram will set up northeast India's first Special Economic Zone (SEZ). "We have already started the process to establish the SEZ at Khawnuam village in Champhai district bordering Myanmar," said Chief Minister Zoramthanga.