Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation, Narendra Singh Tomar today stressed the need for identifying the bottlenecks impeding the North-East’s development process and asserted that preparing a broad roadmap for sustainable use of its resources was critical to expediting its development, rural development in particular.
Addressing an interactive session at the Administrative Staff College where with State Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Ministers and government officials from 20 States deliberated on diverse issues concerning rural development, Tomar said that the key to development lay in corruption-free implementation of various developmental projects.
“Despite its abundant resources the North East has lagged behind in terms of development. We are committed to reversing the trend. For this, the impediments slackening its development process need to be identified and a broad roadmap prepared,” he said.
Holding the previous Congress Government responsible for tardy and corruption-riddled implementation of developmental projects in the region, the Union minister said that the need of the hour was to weed out corruption and ensure that every project was executed in a transparent and accountable manner.
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