Nirmala Sitharaman On Big Focus On Eastern States

Nirmala Sitharaman On Big Focus On Eastern States

'Engines Of Growth': Nirmala Sitharaman On Big Focus On Eastern States

They (Eastern) states should be engines of growth for the country, underlined Nirmala Sitharaman in an exclusive interview to NDTV’s Editor-In-Chief Sanjay Pugalia, adding that the centre will continue to focus on the northeast region. 

“We will continue to focus on northeast. In our eastern states – Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand – manpower is good. The people from Jharkhand and Bihar work in the whole country. We now need to focus on these states. The minerals, deposits that they have, they should help their states also. The states should be engines of growth for the whole country. We have been doing all this but we will do more,” the Finance Minister told NDTV.