PM Modi launches the UNNATI Scheme for the North-East.

The Prime Minister recently announced the UNNATI Scheme for the Northeast region of India. The scheme has a total financial outlay of ₹10,000 crores.
PM Modi launches the UNNATI Scheme for the North-East.

The project is called the Uttar Poorva Transformative Industrialisation Scheme (UNNATI) 2024. It has a budget of Rs 10,037 crore and will last for 10 years. The Union Cabinet approved this project earlier in the week.

During events in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, the Prime Minister launched this project. He emphasized that the government is not concerned about the number of parliament seats in a place but is focused on development.

At an event in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, the Prime Minister dedicated the Sela Tunnel project to the nation. This project, built at an altitude of 13,000 feet, connects Tezpur in Assam to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. The Sela Tunnel project includes two tunnels and a link road. Tunnel 1 is 980 meters long, while Tunnel 2 is 1,555 meters long and has separate lanes for traffic and emergencies. The link road between the tunnels is 1,200 meters long.

The Prime Minister highlighted the importance of expanding industries in the Northeast. He mentioned that the government has already invested in modern infrastructure and solved several border disputes in the region. The UNNATI scheme aims to bring in investment and create job opportunities in the Northeast. The government will support startups, new technologies, tourism, and other sectors to promote growth and development.

The Sela Tunnel project will improve all-weather connectivity for the people of Tawang and boost tourism in Arunachal Pradesh. Overall, these initiatives aim to drive economic growth and improve the lives of people in the Northeast region.