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Annual allocation of North Eastern Council increases: Jitendra Singh

The 68th Plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) was held in Guwahati on September 8 and 9.

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Singh said that the priority of the Government has been to pay attention to the stalled development projects in the North East.
GUWAHATI: Union minister of state (independent charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh annual allocation of North Eastern Council (NEC) have increased from Rs 579 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 1055 crore in 2018-19.

The 68th Plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) was held in Guwahati on September 8 and 9. Singh said that the priority of the Government has been to pay attention to the stalled development projects in the North East.

Speaking about the enhanced fund allocation to the north eastern states, the Minister said that the annual allocations have increased from Rs 579 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 1055 crore in 2018-19, and more than 60 per cent of this allocation had gone to the states.

“For the year 2019-20 NEC has been given its highest Budgetary Allotment of Rs 1476 crore. There has been enhanced pace of fund utilization in North east which is evident from the fact that Utilization Certificates worth Rs. 726.03 crore have been submitted by the State Governments for the schemes of this Ministry in this year alone.”

The DoNER Minister said that the NEC also prepared a 5-year Vision Plan for the development of the Region. He said that the upgradation of NEC to a state-of-the-art resource centre for the North Eastern states with the necessary resources, knowledge and skills, construction of over 1,000 KM of roads under NE Road Sector Development Scheme, setting up Greenfield airports at Kohima and Shillong at the cost of Rs 1,000 crore each, combating climate change and water stress through water source rejuvenation are some of the highlights of the Vision Plan.

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