Union home minister Amit Shah asked businesses to invest in the Northeast and said the Narendra Modi government has created a conducive environment for the industrial growth of the region.
Addressing the annual session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce virtually on Thursday, Shah said peace has been restored in the Northeast in the past seven years, militancy has come to an end and there is political stability in all the eight states in the region.
Shah said massive development work has been going on in the Northeast, infrastructure has been improved a lot and road, rail and air connectivity has also been improved. By 2024, the Modi government will connect capitals of all the eight states by air and seven of the eight state capitals will be connected through rail, he said, while a network of roads is already operational.
"Time has come to invest in the Northeast, empower the Northeast, give a boost to the Northeast and bring the Northeast into the nation's development trajectory," said Shah. Shah gave an assurance that all the state governments will cooperate if companies come to invest in the region.