NEC schemes worth INR 1805 cr. for Nagaland in last 6 years
Dimapur, Dec. 27 (EMN): The Ministry of Development of North-East Region (MDoNER) sanctioned 170 projects in Nagaland at a cost of INR 1805.4 crore under North Eastern Council (NEC) schemes in the last six years.
In a report, MDoNER revealed that out of the 170 projects, 135 have been completed at a cost of INR 1271.75 crore.
Meanwhile, under the non-lapsable central pool of resources (NLCPR) scheme, 1,635 projects worth INR 16, 233.78 crore were sanctioned, of which 1,204 projects worth INR 9,557.20 crore have been completed, while 431 projects worth INR 6,676.59 crore are being funded till their completion.
The North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS) being administered by Ministry of DoNER revealed that in Nagaland 13 projects have been sanctioned with an amount of INR 233.68 crore out of which INR 114.44 crore have been sanctioned and INR 57.06 crore utilised so far. As the projects which came into being in 2017-18 were sanctioned thereafter, all these projects are presently on-going, the report stated.
The projects sanctioned over the last six years under NEC as on 30 November, 2021 revealed that 101 projects were sanctioned in Nagaland at a cost of INR 732.21 crore.
It stated that Nagaland received the highest number of projects followed by Manipur with 99 projects at a cost of INR 670.12 crore and Assam with 68 projects at a cost of INR 682.72 crore.
Initiatives taken by the government for improving connectivity in Nagaland as claimed by the Ministry includes four- laning of Dimapur-Kohima road (62.9 km) in Nagaland; mobile connectivity, seamless coverage along national highways, as well as Bharat Net and Wi-Fi connectivity for village panchayats.
DoNER in its report maintained that important initiatives had been taken by the Central government during the last six years for improving air connectivity, rail connectivity, road connectivity, power, waterways and telecom connectivity.
Nine projects were sanctioned at an approved cost of INR 12.54 crore in 2020-21 for accelerating development in the North Eastern region.
“MDoNER has also taken steps to bridge the social and physical infrastructure gaps and facilitate development of the NER on a large scale. In addition, under the different schemes of North Eastern Council (NEC) Shillong, developmental projects have been supported across the 8 NER states”, the Ministry stated in its report.