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Nagaland: Only 45 out of 187 development projects completed in last 8 years.

By EMN Updated: Aug 01, 2022 6:20 pm

Kohima, Aug. 1 (EMN): Nagaland has completed 45 out of 187 development projects sanctioned under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoNER) and North Eastern Council (NEC) during the financial years 2014-15 to 2021-22.

Minister of DoNER G Kishan Reddy, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, on Monday, stated that Nagaland has completed 45 development projects at a cost of INR 241 crore during the FY 2014-2015 to 2021-2022, with 142 ongoing projects with an estimated budget of INR 1,724.29 crore.

A total of 1,350 projects were sanctioned under schemes of MDoNER and NEC during the financial years from 2014-15 to 2021-22 at a cost of INR 15,867.01 in the eight northeast states plus other agencies (projects sanctioned to different agencies for various sectors under schemes of NEC for all the north eastern states), he stated.

Several infrastructural development projects, which include air, rail, road, waterway, power and telecom connectivity, have been taken up by the ministries concerned in the (NER).

One of the major ongoing capital road connectivity projects in NER includes the four-laning of Dimapur- Kohima Road (62.9 km) in Nagaland.

Under the Ministry of Power, it has also undertaken power generation (hydro/thermal) projects since 2014 in the northeastern states. Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) is executing two major intra state power transmission and distribution schemes.

One of them is the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP) for six states (Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland) for strengthening the Intra-State Transmission and Distribution Systems (33 kV and above) sanctioned at an estimated cost of INR 6,700 crore.

The Department of Telecommunications has also undertaken several projects in the NE states for strengthening telecom connectivity in the region, with the most significant project being the provision of mobile services in uncovered villages of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh (National Highways only) and seamless coverage along NH.

By EMN Updated: Aug 01, 2022 6:20:25 pm
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