North East Development Current Affairs - 2020

India’s longest ropeway on Brahmaputra to open for public in Guwahati

On August 24, 2020, the State Minister of Assam, Siddhartha Bhattacharya inaugurated India’s longest ropeway across river Brahmaputra. Highlights The ropeway is to cut short the travel time by almost an hour. It is 2 km long and the distance is covered in 7 minutes. One-way ride is to cost Rs 60. The ropeway has Read More…

KVIC: First Silk Training cum Production Centre in Arunachal Pradesh

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission is to set up the first of its kind training cum production centre of silk in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The centre is to be launched in the first week of September, 2020. Highlights The KVIC will provide machinery such as handlooms, warping drums and silk reeling machines. Read More…

First Mega Food Park of Mizoram inaugurated

On July 20, 2020, the Minister of food Processing Industry Harsimrat Kaur Badal e-inaugurated the first Mega Food Park in Mizoram. Highlights The Zoram Food Park (non-governmental) inaugurated in Mizoram is to provide employment to 5,000 persons and will benefit 25,000 farmers in primary processing centre and core processing centre. The park is expected to Read More…

United Nations: India’s KHUDOL declared one of Top 10 Global Initiatives to fight COVID-19

On May 22, 2020, the United Nations listed the KHUDOL initiative of Manipur as one of the top 10 global initiatives to fight against COVID-19. Highlights KHUDOL is an initiative of a NGO called Ya_All. Under the initiative, the NGO provides food, hygiene and health of LGBTQ community, daily wage workers, people with AIDS. The Read More…

North East Model: Minimized COVID-19 threats and a huge success

The North East Model of COVID-19 has been a huge success. The model in effect has helped declare five stated in the region COVID-19 free. This included Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim and Nagaland. Highlights Tripura had increased number of COVID-19 cases especially among CAPF (Central Armed Police Force). Assam, being the biggest state in Read More…