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MDoNER approves Rs 180 crore for Eastern Nagaland

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, MARCH 17: The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoNER) has approved Rs 180 crore for livelihood projects relating to Special Development of Eastern Nagaland by Department of Under Developed Areas (DUDA), Government of Nagaland, under the PM-DevINE for FY 2022-23.
This was informed by Minister of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region G Kishan Reddy in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
The Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East Region (PM-DevINE) Scheme was announced as a new Central sector scheme in the Union Budget 2022-23. The Cabinet approved the PMDevINE Scheme on October 12, 2022. The scheme with 100% Central funding will have a total outlay of Rs. 6,600 crore for the 4-year period from 2022-23 to 2025-26 (remaining years of the 15th Finance Commission period).
The objectives of PM-DevINE are to fund infrastructure convergently, in the spirit of PM GatiShakti; support social development projects based on felt needs of the North Eastern Region (NER); enable livelihood activities for youth and women; and fill the development gaps in various sectors.
PM-DevINE will not be a substitute for existing Central and State schemes. It will lead to creation of infrastructure, support industries, social development projects and create livelihood activities for youth and women thus leading to income and employment generation.
(Page News Service)