• Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

First Union Minister to visit India’s first village on the Indo-Myanmar border in Phek district of Nagaland

Union MoS for Information & Broadcasting, Fisheries, Veterinary & Dairying L Murugan became the first Union Minister to visit India’s first village on the Indo-Myanmar border in Phek district of Nagaland. The Union Minister flew into the remote village from Phek HQs in a chopper in the morning where he was given a rousing traditional welcome by the villagers, leaders and womenfolk.

Speaking at the public interaction programme held at the International Trade Centre in Avangkhu, Dr L Murugan recalled about Modi Government’s commitment towards developing the North East including the border areas of the region. He again reiterated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision that the last village is India’s first village.

Highlighting India’s seriousness towards the Act East Policy, the MoS announced that the two lane road upto Avangkhu border has already been sanctioned and work will start soon. He said this will pave the way for the development of border regions. He expressed the hope that the International Trade Centre at Avangkhu will also witness increased business activities due to increase in trade volume and better connectivity.

Dwelling on the piggery development in the state, Dr Murugan said National Livestock Mission (NLM) has been supporting entrepreneurs of the state and strengthening farm infrastructure and technology. He informed that in the last nine years, around Rs 1,770 lakhs have been provided to the state government as assistance under the NLM in the piggery sector.

The Union Minister along with other officials also visited the India-Myanmar border to take stock of the exact situation prevailing there. He said during his interaction with the villagers of the border village Avangkhu, they are very happy to see development activities taking place in the North East region.

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