Promoting North East
North East India is a kaleidoscope of cultural and linguistic diversity. Each state of the region has its distinctive heritage and tradition. It is a melting pot of indigenous communities and their faith. It is a place renowned for its magical natural beauty and bewildering biodiversity, home to more than 166 separate tribes speaking a wide range of languages, rich flora and fauna. A truly frontier region, it shares over 2000 km of border with Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh. The region has been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons including insurgency, influx, corruption and ethnic strife.
Though the region shares similarities and cultural ties with South East Asian nation, the true potential of North East is yet to usher in an era of growth and development. The region still has to do a lot to catch up with the rest of India. There is an economic disparity in North East and the region needs utmost attention in sectors like – education, healthcare, tourism, agriculture, animal husbandry, power, petroleum and other industries. The socio-economic parameters portray a dismal picture on the lack of development, growth and progress in North East. It is surprising that even after 75 years of India’s Independence North East as a whole has been a “dependent state” and has not been able to take a jump in its growth trajectory.