New Delhi, July 26: As many as 49 projects worth Rs 1,231 crore have been taken up in the Northeastern region by the DoNER Ministry in the first 100 days of action plan in the second term of the BJP-led NDA government.
The projects include setting up of a bamboo industrial park in Dima Hasao district in Assam at a cost of Rs 50 crore and construction of roads and bridges in several northeastern states, an official statement said.
The decisions were taken at a meeting of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) held here on Wednesday and chaired by minister Jitendra Singh.
Secretary in the Ministry of DoNER Inder Jit Singh said that 49 projects worth Rs 1,231.94 crore have been taken up so far by the ministry and these include sanction of eight new projects for Rs 586.3 crore under North East
Road sector Development Scheme (NERSDS) and North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS).
Additionally, 36 on-going projects under various schemes like Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR), special packages, schemes of North Eastern Council (NEC) etcetera, have been completed with approved cost of Rs 529.18 crore, the statement said. Works of two projects for Rs 89.63 crore got started and three projects for Rs 26.83 crore have been operationalised during this period.
During the meeting, it was also informed that a bamboo industrial park will be set up in Manderdisa in Dima Hasao district of Assam over an area of 75 hectares at a cost of Rs 50 crore.
The in-principle approval will be granted to this project in August this year. It was informed that the target is to complete the project by March, 2021 and another project for bamboo park in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, would be taken up by the NEC.
Secretary, NEC Ram Muivah; MD NERAMAC Pankaj Prasad; MD CBTC Dr Shailendra Chaudhari and other senior officers were present during the meeting.
During the meeting, the DoNER Minister was briefed about the implementation status of different schemes in NE region including their normative allocations, projects sanctioned/retained, balance allocations etc. (PTI)
Projects Under NERSDS
Upgradation of AT Road from Tsusangra to Input Junction (26.335 km) including 3 Nos. bridges” (Nagaland-Assam Inter-state road; Nagaland 26.335 kms and Assam 0.00 km)
Tenning to Lekie Road (37.5km) in Nagaland for Rs 136.96 crore (Nagaland-Assam Inter-State road; Nagaland 37.500 kms and Assam 0.00 km)
Dikhu bridge to Amguri (17.155 km) in Mokokchung District in Nagaland for Rs 59.77 crore (Nagaland-Assam Inter-state road; Nagaland 17.155 km and Assam 0.00 km)
Rehabilitation and upgradation of road from Tuensang to Longleng (0.00 km to 51.60 km) in Nagaland for Rs 188.61 crore (Nagaland-Assam Inter-state road; Nagaland 51.6 kms and Assam 0.00km)
Construction of Mukroh Umspar linking Jrikyndeng Road (15.517 km) in Meghalaya for Rs 58.01 crore (Meghalaya-Assam Inter-state road; Meghalaya 13.397 kms and Assam 2.120 km)
Lakhipur Abhirampara connecting Agua Medhipara Phulbari Tura Road at 19th km (West Garo Hills ) (12.565 km) for Rs 46.14 crore (Meghalaya-Assam Inter-state road; Meghalaya 0.765 kms and Assam 11.80 kms)
Projects Under NESIDS
Improvement of Tourist spot connectivity from Amarpur (Fatiksagar) leading to Chabimura and having access to eco-Tourism Centre in Tripura
Improvement of road from Gandacherra-Raishyabari road at Ch. 18.30 KM to Narikel-Kunja (Length 8 km) for easy access for the tourists from Dhalai, North and Unakoti districts to Narikel Kunja island surrounded by Dumbur lake water in Tripura