Zero Hour | Budget Session ’22
I spoke about the need for a new North East Industrial Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP) during Zero Hour in Parliament on February 11, 2022. I observed that the existing policy has not led to any new private investment in the North East, even though several summits like Awesome Assam have been conducted. These have yielded only MOUs and not created any new investment or jobs. The previous NEIIPP implemented during the period of former PM Dr Manmohan Singh was extremely useful for the region. In fact, it had been credited as a successful policy by the private sector in the North East. In my capacity as a Member of Parliament, I urged the Government to scrap the current policy and pick ideas and points from NEIIPP of Dr Manmohan Singh’s period to draft a new policy.