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Flashback March 1994

Pant Advices Proper Use of Resources

Mr. K. C. Pant, the chairman of the tenth Finance Commission, expressed his optimism about the development of the north eastern region. Stressing the need for better cooperation among the sister states of the north east, he said it was not only the historical or geographical link but also because of economic necessities.

Addressing a press conference at Shillong after meeting the Meghalaya Chief Minister Mr. S. C. Marak and some of his cabinet colleagues who placed the state’s demand to the Commission on February 25, Mr. Pant was critical about the functioning of the North Eastern Council. He stressed the need for reorientation of the NEC’s functioning and policies as it has failed to achieve its original objective of coordinated development of the north eastern region.