North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme

New Delhi: Under the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS), financial assistance is provided for projects of physical infrastructure relating to water supply, power, connectivity to promote tourism; and for projects of social sector for creation of infrastructure for primary and secondary education and health. So far, 110 projects worth Rs.2563.14 crore have been sanctioned in the North Eastern States under NESIDS, which are at various stages of implementation. The state-wise details of projects sanctioned; funds released and utilized under NESIDS are as under:-

(Rs. in crore)
S. No. State Projects Sanctioned Funds released Funds utilised
Number Cost
1 Arunachal Pradesh 23 495.62 310.91 119.49
2 Assam 27 648.67 270.55 81.52
3 Manipur 14 296.17 185.02 67.26
4 Meghalaya 10 237.63 156.69 64.92
5 Mizoram 10 248.91 203.27 71.37
6 Nagaland 13 233.68 128.14 57.06
7 Sikkim 5 155.09 121.99 39.56
8 Tripura 8 247.37 61.38 17.88
  Total 110 2563.14 1437.95 519.06

Presently all the projects under NESIDS are ongoing and the period of completion will vary from project to project. For timely implementation of projects, various steps for strengthening monitoring mechanism have been undertaken by the Ministry, which inter-alia, include payment through Public Financial Management System(PFMS); Geo-tagging of project sites; monitoring of physical progress through geo-tagged photographs; release of funds linked to physical and financial progress and inspection of major projects by Technical Wing of the Ministry on sample basis; monitoring of projects by Chief Nodal Officers/Nodal Officers for effective implementation etc.

The state-wise details of projects sanctioned; funds released and utilized under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources-State (NLCPR-State) scheme are as under:-

 

(Rs.in crore)
Sr No. State Projects Sanctioned Funds Released Funds Utilised
Number Cost
1 Arunachal Pradesh 207 2484.01 2031.39 1892.53
2 Assam 446 3875.97 3046.49 2723.28
3 Manipur 177 1857.13 1596.22 1458.06
4 Meghalaya 107 1533.96 1132.04 1067.7
5 Mizoram 159 1393.1 1210.05 1122.51
6 Nagaland 170 1805.4 1574.52 1518.11
7 Sikkim 247 1409.69 1207.81 1152.66
8 Tripura 122 1874.52 1540.8 1510.74
  Total 1635 16233.78 13339.32 12445.59

This information was given by Minister of Development of North Eastern Region, Shri G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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