Status: The government has launched a new scheme ‘Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East’ (PM-DevINE) to fund infrastructure and social development. Other key steps taken in the past five years include the North East’s first semi-high speed train, Greenfield airport in Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura-Bangladesh railway line, Sela tunnel (all weather connectivity to Tawang), hydropower projects on Dibang, Subansiri rivers, world’s longest river cruise on Varanasi-Dibrugarh, and new flight routes under RCS-UDAN. i ii iii iv