New Delhi: The Japanese government has decided to invest 205.784 billion yen in a few new projects in different states of India's north-east region, which is approximately Rs. 13,000 crore. The information was given to the Minister of State for Doner, Dr. Jitendra Singh, after a meeting of Japanese delegation led by the Ambassador of Japan.
According to the information, the key projects that Japan will collaborate with are the Guwahati Water supply project in Assam and the Guwahati Seveez project, the North East road network connectivity project in Assam and Meghalaya, the north-East network connectivity Improvement project in Meghalaya, The Bio-diversity conservation and forest management project in Sikkim, sustainable forest management project in Tripura, the technical cooperation project for continuous agriculture and irrigation in Mizoram, forest management project in Nagaland, etc.
With this, Dr. Jitendra Singh appreciated Japan's contribution to the development and transformation of the North Eastern region in the last three to four years. He said some new areas of cooperation will be explored in the coming period, which may include cooperation in the field of cane. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government amended the Indian Forest Law of the British Government 1919 to bring the cane grown in the country out of its purview.