Shah presided over the 70th Plenary Meeting of the North Eastern Council in Guwahati on Sunday. He said there have been three major roadblocks to the development of the Northeast for decades -violence by extremist groups, lack of rail, road and air connectivity and lack of thrust on development by previous governments.
He added that under the leadership of PM Modi, many efforts have been taken in the last eight years to bring peace to the Northeast by enhancing connectivity and giving priority to the development of the region. Shah urged the chief ministers of northeastern states to make full use of NESAC for flood control, irrigation, tourism, afforestation and agriculture. He asked them to appoint a nodal officer for NESAC in their states for maximum utilisation.
Shah said the Centre believes that India‘s all-round development is possible by taking all the languages together.