ANSWERED ON   28.03.2018
Developmental Activities
474 . Adhikari Shri Deepak (Dev)
Will the Minister of DEVELOPMENT OF NORTH EASTERN REGION be pleased to state:-
(a) the details of all schemes/projects/developmental activities carried out by his Ministry since 2014, State-wise; and
(b) the details and the total cost of projects sanctioned for the North Eastern Region (NER) since 2014 along with their completion status, State-wise?

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
[Dr. Jitendra Singh]

(a) and (b) A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

Statement referred to in reply to parts (a) and (b) of Lok Sabha Starred Question No.*474 for answer on 28.03.2018
(a) The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region supports the efforts of the State Governments to augment infrastructure projects under the following schemes:-
(i) Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR)-State:- The Non- Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) scheme of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region came into existence in 1998, which aims at filling up the gap in infrastructure sector of the North Eastern Region through sanctioning the projects prioritized by the State Governments. Since 2014, the Ministry sanctioned 126 projects costing Rs.2992.12 crore under the scheme.

(ii) Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR)–Central:- The objective of the scheme is to ensure speedy development of North Eastern Region by increasing the targeted flow of budgetary resource for financing social and physical infrastructure projects pertaining to subjects in the Union and Concurrent Lists of the Constitution. The scheme enables the Central Ministries/Departments to fund projects in addition to the projects taken up through the 10% mandatory earmarking and also those of regional and national importance. Since 2014, the Ministry sanctioned 7 projects costing Rs.1233.32 crore under the scheme.

(iii) Schemes under North Eastern Council (NEC):- Under the schemes of North Eastern Council (NEC), regional projects in different Sectors such as Health, Irrigation & Flood Control, Industries, Tourism, Human Resource Development, Science & Technology, Agriculture & Horticulture, Fisheries and Art & Culture etc. that benefit two or more North Eastern States are implemented by NEC on priority basis as per the mandates under NEC Act. Since 2014, North Eastern Council sanctioned 380 projects with a total cost of Rs.2390.45 crore. The details of the projects may be seen at Annexure-1.

(b) Apart from the projects detailed in part (a) above, Government has taken concerted efforts for up-gradation of infrastructure in the North Eastern Region. All Central Ministries, unless specifically exempted, are required to spend 10% of their Gross Budgetary Support in the North Eastern Region not only through their ongoing schemes, but also through dedicated schemes/projects for the North Eastern Region. Several initiatives have been taken by the Government of India for basic infrastructure development and providing road, rail, water, telecom and air connectivity in the North Eastern Region which, inter alia, include the Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North East, Broad Gauging & Capital Connectivity Rail Projects, Comprehensive Telecom Development Programme, Schemes for Strengthening of Transmission and Distribution system etc. As per the information received from line Ministries, the details of major projects sanctioned for North Eastern Region is given at Annexure 2.

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