Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah presided over the 25th Eastern Zonal Council meeting in Kolkata on Saturday. The meeting was attended by Chief Ministers of West Bengal and Jharkhand, Deputy Chief Ministers of Bihar, Ministers of Odisha and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and other top officials of the Council.
According to an official statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, “The Union Home Minister said that Left Wing Extremism has almost been eradicated from the eastern region of the country and efforts should be made to maintain this decisive dominance over Left Wing Extremism.”
He stressed the importance of sustained efforts to ensure that there is no re-emergence of extremism in the Left Wing Extremism free states and these states develop at par with the rest of the country.
The Union Home Minister urged the Chief Minister to create a district-level structure of the NCORD mechanism and ensure its regular meetings for drug prevention. He said that the fight against drugs in the country is now at a critical stage and There is a need to intensify the campaign against drugs with the help of artificial intelligence.”
According to news agency ANI, Amit Shah asked the state CEOs to showcase the cultural uniqueness and tourist attraction of their states to the world in various G-20 related events to be held in their states in the coming year .
25th Eastern Zonal Council Meeting | Union Home Minister Amit Shah urged the Chief Ministers of the States to showcase the cultural diversity and tourist places of their States to the world during various G-20 related events to be organized in their States during the next one year: Ministry of Home Affairs pic.twitter.com/BeV6sLhfUL
– ANI (@ANI) December 17, 2022
In his inaugural address, the Union Home Minister said that in the last eight years, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, more than 1,000 issues have been discussed in the meetings of the Zonal Council, of which 93 per cent have been resolved. It is a great achievement. for statement.
He said that from 2006 to 2013, the regional councils held a total of 6 sessions (an average of less than one meeting per year), but in the 8 years after 2014, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of 23 meetings were held (as of today). including conferences) have been held (an average of 3 meetings per year).
Shah said the frequency of Zonal Council meetings has increased significantly, and the effects are evident, thanks to the participation of all State Governments, Central Ministries and Departments, with the Inter-State Council Secretariat playing an active role, according to the statement. ,
Amit Shah said that “the central government under the leadership of PM Modi has done a lot of work in the past years towards strengthening the infrastructure in the states of the eastern region,” according to the statement.
He said that eastern states have an important stake in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Gati Shakti Yojana, as PM Modi has always given priority to the development of this region. Shah said that the eastern region of the country would play a major role in India’s development during the next 25 years, the golden age of independence.
According to Amit Shah, the 25th Eastern Zonal Council meeting was held in a good and positive atmosphere and consensus was reached on several issues, while pending issues would also be resolved through consultations, according to an official statement.