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Government Sets up the NITI Forum for Northeast

The government of India has issued an order to constitute "NITI Forum for Northeast"  to identify constraints and recommend suitable interventions for speedy and sustainable growth in NER.

Members of the Forum

The forum will be co-chaired by NITI Ayog's Vice President Rajiv Kumar and Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh. The forum will have its Secretariat in the Ministry of DoNER. The other members of the committee includes Secretaries of Ministries of Road Transport & Highways, Railways, Power, Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, New & Renewable Energy, Health & Family Welfare, Human Resource Development, Environment, Forest & Climate Change.  Chief Secretaries of Northeastern states of Assam, Sikkim, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram will also be members of the Forum.  Secretary, North East Council (NEC), Shillong will be Member Secretary.   Joint Secretary (NE), MHA, besides a number of experts from various fields will also be members of the Forum.

Aim

The forum is assigned the task to recognise the various barriers on the way of inclusive and sustainable growth in the North East Region. The forum will also recommend the methods to address the constraints and will review the development status in North East Region.

Expected Questions

The government of India set up a NITI Forum to identify constraints and recommend suitable interventions for speedy and sustainable growth 
a. Eastern Region
b. Northwest Region
c. Northeast Region
d. Southeast Region

Who among the following co-chaired the NITI Forum set up to identify constraints and recommend suitable interventions for speedy and sustainable growth in NER?
a. Ramesh Chand and Rajiv Kumar
b. Rajiv Kumar and Jitendra Singh 
c. Ramesh Chand and Jitendra Singh
d. None of the above
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