The Northeast of India is endowed with huge untapped natural resources and is rich biodiversity. It is acknowledged as the eastern gateway of India’s Look-East Policy. It shares the international boundaries of India with China, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Myanmar. Generously endowed with vast stretches of fertile land, rich expanse of forests and substantive mineral and hydrocarbon deposits, India’s northeast is potentially one of the richest geographical units of the country. The present economic policy framework for the Northeast region is based on its political economy and a cultural approach, adjusted with a regional planning model. It is implemented mainly through the Planning Commission and the Northeast Council. Despite huge financial investments, this has failed to produce desired results. With Myanmar becoming a member of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), a common market of 500 million consumers is at the doorstep of the Northeast.
A half day Summit was organised at Landmark Hotel, Guwahati on Friday, 6th June 2014. The Inaugural summit was titled GO NORTH-EAST 2014 and its Principal sponsor was Supreme & Co Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata.
Mr. Golap Kr. Das, MD of AEGCL, Mr. Rathindra Lal Barua, MD, APDCL and Mr. K N War, Director of MePDCL highlighted the opportunities in North eastern states and welcome the idea of the summit. Mr. K. Haridoss of North Eastern Council unfortunately provided the information that Mr. P K H Singh, Advisor, NEC was supposed to present in the summit but was unable to do so due to an emergency meeting at Delhi. Mr. Harish Agarwal, Chairman, organizing Committee provided the introduction and context for the organization of this inaugural event
Mr. Anith Ghose, Mr. Kesab Mukherjee, Mr. Harish Agarwal, Mr. Goutam Agarwal, and Mr. Prabhat Dhor (Organizing committee of Go-North East 2014) Mr. R. L. Barua, MD APDCL is addressing in the summit A model of Compact Transmission Line shown in the summit Mr. Golap Kr. Das, MD AEGCL addressing the gathering Mr. K. N. War, Director MePDCL addressing in summit Mr. K. Haridoss of NEC Mr. A. Mahajan of IEEMA, Mr. D Halder of Yokogawa and Mr G. Parker of Fairact in this summit