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Government of India
Ministry for Development of North-East Region
07-February-2018 16:04 IST
Development of North-Eastern Region

 

            Government has recently approved a new scheme “North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS)” at a total cost of Rs.5300.00 crore.

 

            This fund of Rs.5300.00 crore will be utilized to meet the committed liability of approximately Rs.3700.00 crore for completing the ongoing projects under Non- Lapsable Central Pool Resources (NLCPR) scheme and to take up projects of around Rs.1600.00 crore under the 100% new centrally funded scheme of NESIDS. 

 

All non-exempt Union Ministries are required to mandatorily earmark 10% of their Gross Budgetary Allocation (GBA) annually for the North Eastern Region. As per available information, the State-wise status of releases for the financial year 2017-18 including the on-going scheme of NLCPR is as under:-

                                                                                   

                                                                                                [Rs. in crore]

S. No.

State

Under GBA

 

Under NLCPR

1.

Arunachal Pradesh

2,172.25

82.13

2.

Assam

12,035.62

119.52

3.

Manipur

3,951.79

142.58

4.

Meghalaya

3,120.11

84.85

5.

Mizoram

3,477.83

51.91

6.

Nagaland

5,009.27

38.87

7.

Sikkim

935.02

51.68

8.

Tripura

3,051.34

64.55

 

Total

33,753.22

636.09

 

Under the existing NLCPR scheme, 1614 projects of various sectors were taken up for funding till 30.09.2017. Out of this, 972 projects stands completed, the Sector-wise details of which are as under:-

 

S. No

Sector

Number of projects

1.

Agriculture & Allied

05

2.

Education

94

3.

Flood Control & Irrigation

162

4.

Health

35

5.

Miscellaneous

60

6.

Power

175

7.

Road & Bridges

332

8.

Sports

17

9.

Water Supply

92

 

Total

972

 

 

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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