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How Northeast finally took wings: India’s aviation minister gives the lowdown on policy that’s made flying – Times of India

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The writer is Union minister of civil aviation
For decades, the road to India’s Northeast region had remained a long and lonely one. What people would say about the eons it took for innovations in the West to reach India held true, in the Indian context, for the Northeast. Resultantly, the region remained stuck on the opposite side of progress and development.
In 2014, PM Modi resolved to replace this practice with “Purvodaya”, a mission to bring development, especially basic infrastructure to the Northeast. He not only declared the region as a “priority area”, but also pledged to turn it into a “growth engine” for India.
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