Funds released by MDoNER for Bodoland Territorial Council development

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Assam: The scheme-wise details of funds released by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) to the Government of Assam during the last five years are as under:

Sl. NoScheme/PackageAmount released (Rs. in crore)
1North East Special Infrastructure Development  Scheme(NESIDS)187.21
2Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources-State(NLCPR-State)533.44
3North East Road Sector Development Scheme-Externally Aided Project (NERSDS-EAP) (Earlier known as North Eastern States Road Investment Project (NESRIP) scheme)484.83
4Social & Infrastructure Development Fund (SIDF)2.18
5Special Packages for Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), Dima Hasao Autonomous Territorial Council (DHATC) and Karbi Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council(KAATC) of Assam252.73
6Natural Calamity (Flood 2017)101.52
7North Eastern Road Sector Development Scheme(NERSDS)40.61
8Schemes of North Eastern Council (NEC)545.11
 Total2147.63

M/o DoNER provided funds to the State Government of Assam under Special Package for Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) for various development projects as per Memorandum of Settlement signed on 10-02-2003. Under this package for Rs.750.00 crore, 65 projects for Rs.749.63 crore have been sanctioned, 51 projects for Rs. 570.19 crores have been completed and 14 projects for Rs.179.44 crore are ongoing. During the last five years, Rs.77.32 crore was released to Govt. of Assam under Special Package for BTC.

804 projects for Rs.8504 crore have been sanctioned for Assam under various schemes. The committed liabilities to date against the sanctioned projects for Assam are as under:-

Sl. NoScheme/PackageCommitted   liability (Rs. in crore)
1North East Special Infrastructure Development  Scheme(NESIDS)376.33
2Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources-State(NLCPR-State)648.44
3North East Road Sector Development Scheme-Externally Aided Project (NERSDS-EAP) (Earlier known as North Eastern States Road Investment Project (NESRIP) scheme)21.37
4Social & Infrastructure Development Fund (SIDF)6.84
5Special Packages for Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), Dima Hasao Autonomous Territorial Council (DHATC) and Karbi Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council(KAATC) of Assam317.53
6North Eastern Road Sector Development Scheme(NERSDS)10.21
7Schemes of North Eastern Council (NEC)263.15
 Total1643.87

Funds in respect of the sanctioned projects are released as per requisite documents including Utilisation Certificates, physical and financial progress, etc. are received from the State Government as per the Scheme guidelines.

A new Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) has been signed amongst the Government of India, Government of Assam, and Bodo Groups (ABSU and NDFB factions) on 27.01.2020. Under this package, the Government of Assam may earmark a sum of Rs.250.00 crore per annum for a period of three years for the development of the area under BTC. Further, the Government of India may contribute an additional amount of Rs.250.00 crore per annum for the same period. The government of Assam is yet to submit a prioritized list of project proposals worth Rs.1500.00 crore [Rs.750.00 crore by Govt. of Assam and Rs.750.00 crore by Govt. of India] for the development of BTC area under the Special Development Package for BTC.

This information was given by The Minister for Development of North East Region Shri. G. Kishan Reddy in writing during the Lok Sabha on 11th August 2021.