The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Dr. Jitendra Singh announced on May 3, 2018 that a North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre would soon come up in Delhi.
The announcement was made by the Minister after chairing the review meeting of the ‘roadmap for implementation of cabinet approval of schemes for North East Council’. The meeting reviewed the progress of various on-going projects in the North East.
The centre will act as a cultural, convention and information hub of the north eastern region in Delhi.
It is being built on a 1.32 acre land at Sector-13, Dwarka, New Delhi under the North Eastern Council (NEC).
• The centre will have a library-cum-reading room with material on the north eastern region.
• It will also have an art gallery showcasing the north east, an exhibition hall, research centre, sale outlets as well as guest houses.
• Currently, the project’s architecture planning and design is in process.
• The state-of-the-art project is expected to be one of its kind in the country.
The centre is expected to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 50-55 crores.
Besides this, keeping in view of the large number of north-east students studying in various educational institutes, the government is also setting up hostels for the students. The hostels are being set up in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and one hostel will be set up exclusively for girl students from the north-east in Bengaluru University.