Arunachal Pradesh declared Open Defecation Free
On December 31, 2017, Arunachal Pradesh was declared as the second state in the Northeast (after Sikkim), to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF).
Arunachal has attained ODF status much before the national deadline of October 2, 2019.
Assam publishes first draft of NRC with 1.9 crore names
Assam State Government has published first draft of Supreme Court monitored National Register of Citizens (NRC).
As per Supreme Court directive, draft NRC for Assam was to be published on or before December 31, 2017.
Registrar General of India, Sailesh has stated that first draft of NRC contains names of 1.9 crore applicants. Names of these applicants have been verified out of 3.29 crore population.