First North East Development Summit held in Manipur


  • The first ever North East Development Summit (NEDS) 2017 was held in Imphal, Manipur. 
  • It was inaugurated by President of India Ram Nath Kovind.
  • It was organised by Delhi-based think tank India Foundation in collaboration with Union Government and Manipur government.
  • NEDS 2017 aims to boost trade and investment in underdeveloped region of North East.
  • It also aimed at building confidence and altering perception among visiting delegates and investors. Various international finance agencies laid down their plan for development in the region. 
  • NEDS 2017 were Trade and Investment, Connectivity and Infrastructure Development, Tourism Development in North-East India, Skill Development, Capacity Building and Entrepreneurship.