Guwahati, June 12, 2019
The Government of Japan has decided to invest an amount of 205.784 billion Yen which is equivalent to Rs 13,000 crore in Indian currency in several ongoing as well as new projects in different states of Northeast India.
This decision was disclosed after a meeting which was held between DoNER minister Dr Jitendra Singh and a Japanese delegation led by Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu in New Delhi on June 12th, 2019.
Some of the important projects in which Japan will invest are:
- Guwahati Water Supply Project and Guwahati Sewage Project in Assam,
- Northeast Road Network Connectivity Improvement Project spread over Assam and Meghalaya,
- Northeast Network Connectivity Improvement Project in Meghalaya,
- Bio-diversity Conservation and Forest Management Project in Sikkim,
- Sustainable Forest Management Project in Tripura,
- Technical Cooperation Project for Sustainable Agriculture & Irrigation in Mizoram,
- Forest Management Project in Nagaland, etc.
After the meeting, Singh appreciated the Japanese contribution to the development and transformation of the North-Eastern region in the last three to four years. He said, “In the times to come, new areas of collaboration will also be sought to be worked out, which could possibly include Bamboo-related collaboration.
Ambassador of Japan to India, Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu calling on the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, @DrJitendraSingh, in New Delhi. pic.twitter.com/Hsz4vUkpUF
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Significantly, it was the Government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, which amended the 90-year old “Indian Forest Act of 1919″ of the British Government to bring the home-grown Bamboo out of its purview.”