New Delhi: To give a boost to the students of Northeast, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that a new hostel at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will soon come up for them besides a regional convention centre in at Dwarka. Also Read - Attempts to Tarnish Dignity of Jamia, JNU Will Not be Tolerated, Warns HRD Minister Pokhriyal

“The work for the first ever North East Convention Centre, to be located at Delhi’s Dwarka, is going to start shortly,” the minister said. Also Read - Chidambaram to Address JNU Students Today on 'Why we Oppose NPR-CAA-NRC'

To provide technical support to the local farmers of the newly created Union Territory, the Union Minister stated that a new bamboo clusters and technology centres will also come up in Jammu and Kashmir with the help of the Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER). He said this while holding a review meeting of the Ministry of DoNER which was chaired by him. Also Read - BJP, RSS Want to Criminalise Muslims on Unprecedented Scale: JNUSU on Sharjeel Imam’s Arrest

“The construction of a new hostel for the students of the Northeast in JNU is going on in full swing. The project undertaken by the North Eastern Council will be of great help to the students of the region,” Singh said.

During the review meeting, he was told that nearly 93 per cent of the DoNER ministry budget for the current fiscal has been spent so far. Earlier, about 75 to 80 per cent of the budget used to get spent for the ministry in the whole year.

In the meeting, it was brought to his notice that against a total package amount of Rs 586.20 crore under the Social and Infrastructure Development Fund (SIDF), projects worth of Rs 587.17 crore have been sanctioned by the Ministry of DoNER.