PM Modi Announces Water Transport Connectivity From Northeast to Neighbouring Countries
"Assam and Northeast is widening our connect with the eastern Asian countries under the Act East Policy," Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi said at an event in Sivasagar today, January 23 while praising the development under the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.
Stating that Assam is developing as a major part of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat with better infrastructure, the PM added, "The fast-paced development of Assam is very important to us. The way t
o 'Atmanirbhar Assam' is through 'Atmavishwaas' (self-confidence) among the people here."
About 40 percent of Assam's population has taken benefit of the central government's 'Ayushmaan Bharat' scheme.
Among other announcements, Modi also said that the central government would stress on developing water transport connectivity from Northeast with the neighbouring countries including Bangladesh. Also, Assam will soon be the leading the country in the production of methanol.
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