FM Sitharaman urged the Civil Aviation Ministry & DoT to expedite projects; stresses on digital expansion of NE

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New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today reviewed the progress of capital expenditure by the Civil Aviation Ministry and the Telecom department and asked them to expedite projects.

During the meeting, the progress of capital expenditure, implementation of infrastructure projects, and asset monetization plans with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Department of Telecommunications (DoT) were reviewed.

“Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman asked the Ministry of Civil Aviation @MoCA_Gol to ensure that more projects are grounded and Capex spending in FY23 has substantially higher than the present estimated target,” the Finance Ministry tweeted.

Union Budget for 2021-22 has provided a capital outlay of Rs 5.54-lakh crore, an increase of 34.5 percent over the Budget Estimate of 2020-21.

“Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman asked Dept. of Telecommunications @DoT India to expedite digital expansion plans of the entire #NorthEast with a focus on #Aspirational Districts,” another tweet said.

Source- PTI