‘Central schemes should be translated in local languages in NE’

16 Jul 2018

Central schemes needed to be translated in local languages. This was highlighted by Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah the recently concluded North East Council (NEC) plenary in Shillong. For people in remote areas did  not understand Hindi or English.
There were people who were not aware of the essential schemes, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had initiated after coming to power, just because they were conversant only in local dialects, she said.
"It is necessary that vendors get to know about the schemes related to health insurance and pension," the governor has asserted at Raj Bhavan.Barring Assam, seven states in the north east region face similar kind of problems, Heptullah said.
"During the meeting, I clearly mentioned that the parameter for devolution of the funds should not be based on size and population but on developmental index," she stated.
At the two-day NEC plenary earlier this month Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, as the chairperson, discussed ways and solutions to develop the region with Chief Ministers and Governors of the northeast states, in the presence of Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh. PTI