Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah inaugurated 5 different development works worth Rs.52 crore in Nagaland, today. These include Virtual Reality (VR) laboratories in 42 government higher secondary schools at a cost of about Rs 8 crore, Atal Tinkering Labs built at a cost of Rs 1 crore 80 lakh in 9 government higher secondary schools, 12.5 megawatt (MV) sub-station at Chiephobozou at a cost of Rs 14 crore, trekking and base camp at Mount Saramati, Thanamir village and Kiphire and two Lane bridge on Doyang River at a cost of Rs 28 crore near to the Governor’s Camp Lifayan.
Several dignitaries including Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, were present on the occasion.
The Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio tweeted :
I place on record our sincere appreciation to Shri @AmitShah ji for his support to Nagaland & its citizens. Along with the blessings & guidance of the Hon'ble @PMOIndia Shri @narendramodi ji, the Union HM has always stood with us & never turned down our requests & requirements. pic.twitter.com/KCiDb8eYQC
— Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) January 6, 2023
The Union Home Minister said that the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has achieved success in its goal of establishing the three P’s of Peace, Progress and Prosperity in Nagaland. He said that PM Modi himself has taken several initiatives to make North East the mainstream region of India.
Prime Minister Modi has visited the different states of Northeast more than 51 times in the last 8 years and has also made a very successful effort to connect this region with the mainstream of India by giving big projects of infrastructure to Northeast which has brought the results as well the Union Home Minister said.
Amit Shah said that there has been a four-fold increase in the funds allocated to Nagaland during the eight years from 2014 to 2022 by the Government of India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as compared to the period of 2004-2014, under the previous central government. He said that the 15th Finance Commission has made a provision of Rs. 4,773-crore for Nagaland in 2022-23, while only Rs. 1,283-crore was allocated in 2009-10 and additionally, a special assistance of Rs. 219-crore has been given to Nagaland in 2021-22. Shah said that the incidents of militancy have come down by 74 per cent in 2021 as compared to 2014 in Nagaland, while the number of deaths of security personnel and civilians has reduced by 60 and 84 per cent, respectively, which shows that law and order is being maintained in the state. He said that the Government of India led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated the process to gradually remove AFSPA from the state of Nagaland.