804 projects worth Rs 8504.23 crore sanctioned till date by DoNER Ministry for Assam’s Development

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New Delhi: Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has sanctioned 804 projects worth Rs 8504.23 crore to date for the development of Assam. The scheme-wise details of these projects are as under: 

Sl. NoSchemeProjects Sanctioned
No.Cost(Rs. in crore)
1North East Special Infrastructure Development  Scheme(NESIDS)26619.99
2Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources-State(NLCPR-State)4463875.96
4North East Road Sector Development Scheme-Externally Aided Project (NERSDS-EAP) (Earlier known as North Eastern States Road Investment Project (NESRIP) scheme)5679.9
5Special Infrastructure Development Fund (SIDF)8103.51
6Special Packages for Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), Dima Hasao Autonomous Territorial Council (DHATC) and Karbi Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council(KAATC) of Assam1011156.34
7Natural Calamity (Flood 2017)4101.52
8Schemes of North Eastern Council (NEC)2141967.01
 Total8048504.23

Ministry of DoNER has commissioned the Sector-Specific, State-specific holistic development plans in sectors like (a) Bamboo (b) Oil Palm (c) Horticulture (d) Handicrafts and Handlooms. These studies have been finalized by NEDFI/IIM Shillong and were circulated to the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Textiles, Concerned NER States, and other stakeholders for implementation of the recommendations.
27 DPRs with an estimated cost of Rs. 172.36 crore were received in NEC from Assam during the last three years for consideration under Schemes of NEC. All proposals submitted by state governments of NER and other agencies during the last three years (FY 2018-19 to FY 2020-21) could not be sanctioned due to the ceiling on the normative allocation of the states, budget constraints, etc. As per scheme guidelines of NLCPR, NESIDS, Special Packages, and Natural Calamity, projects are considered by the State Level Empowered Committee (SLEC). Thereafter, Inter-Ministerial Committee/ NESIDS Committee/Project Approval Committee considers the recommendations of the SLEC for selection/ sanction of the project.

The following information was given by the Minister of Development of North Eastern Region, Shri G. Kishan Reddy in the Rajya Sabha in written on 5th August 2021.