Dimapur, January 3: The Centre has sanctioned Rs 23.50 crore for construction of a Regional Convention Centre at North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) Complex, Dimapur.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
Singh said out of an amount of Rs 13 crore released to NEZCC, Rs 5.72 crore has been spent towards construction of the Convention Centre.
Under Tagore Cultural Complex Scheme, from 2013 till date, an amount of Rs 41.65 crore has been allocated and Rs 22.50 crore spent for construction of Tagore cultural complexes at Chedema, Aboi and Dimapur in Nagaland and at Raga and Upper Subansiri District in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Government has also set up Tribal Research Institutes (TRIs) in Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram during 2016-17 and 2018-19, which, inter alia, function as a body of knowledge and research and preservation of tribal art and culture.
Dr Jitendra informed that from 2014-15 till date, Rs.86.18 crore have been provided to the TRIs in North East Region to carry out various activities viz. research studies, evaluation studies, organization of training/seminar/workshop, organization of tribal festivals, baseline survey, publications, documentaries/documentation, organization of exchange visits etc., catering to promotion of tribal culture.
In addition, North Eastern Council also provided funds for projects aimed towards promotion of the cultural heritage in the North Eastern Region, including for allotment of land for construction of cultural and information centre in Delhi. New projects are considered based on proposals received as per the extant guidelines, within the overall availability of resources, he said. (Page News Service)