Measures for Socio-Economic Development of people of NER




Measures for Socio-Economic Development of people of NER

Various measures have been taken with a view to enhance the pace of socio-economic development of the people of the North-Eastern Region (NER). The North East States are categorized as Special Category States and receive central assistance on a liberal 90:10 sharing pattern. The Central Government is also supplementing development efforts of States in NER through Special Central Assistance (SCA) and Special Plan Assistance (SPA) through State Plans. The establishment of NEC in 1971 as an advisory body for socio-economic development of North East States; the earmarking (since 1998-99) of at least 10% of Plan Budgets of Non Exempted Central Ministries / Departments for expenditure in the NER; creation of the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) in 1997-98 from the accruals of the unutilized segment of 10% earmarked funds of non-exempted Ministries/ Departments are examples of policy initiatives of Central Government for the development of the NER. Government has announced a fiscal package of incentives under North East Industrial Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP), 2007 with effect from 1st April, 2007 with the objective to promote industrialization in the States of NER. Within these policies, the Government has implemented various short-term, medium-term and long-term measures as ongoing processes to enhance the pace of socio-economic development of North-Eastern Region. In the current year’s Budget 2014-15, the Government made an allocation of Rs. 53,705.72 crores for the North Eastern Region. This is being utilised for the various ongoing schemes as well as new schemes.


This was stated by Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North East Region in Rajya Sabha today.

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Creation of and allocation of budget for the Doner

            Department of Development of North Eastern Region was upgraded to a Ministry in May, 2004. The budget allocation during first and last financial year (2013-14) is as  enlisted detais.
The sectors which have been identified for funding, number of projects undertaken including their value under Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) schemes, including special Bodo Territorial Council (BTC) package, since 1998-99 and through North Eastern Council (NEC) during XI & XII Five Year Plan are -
i)      Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR):
Sectors
Number of projects undertaken
Cost of project    (Rs. in crore)
Agriculture & Allied
05
23.60
Education
166
1439.20
Flood control & Irrigation
174
557.54
Health
54
667.32
Miscellaneous
136
1060.74
Power
228
2492.46
Road & Bridges
631
5825.83
Sports
42
343.61
Tourism & Culture
06
179.01
Water Supply
157
1626.07
Total
1599
14215.38

ii)    North Eastern Council:

Sectors
Number of projects undertaken
Cost of project         (Rs. in crore)
Agriculture & Allied
104
492.49
Power & Renewable and Rechargeable Energy (RRE)
73
646.47
Irrigation, Flood Control & Water Supply and Management (WSM)
71
311.37
Industries
54
131.60
Tourism
70
140.77
Transport & Communication
32
2673.11
Medical & Health
49
337.73
Human Resource Development &Employment
95
320.03
Science & Technology
52
162.47
Information & Public Relation
16
75.20
Total
616
5291.24

The strategy of the Ministry is to support those projects that fill the gap in infrastructure development in North Eastern Region.



            This was stated by Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for   Development of North East Region in Rajya Sabha today.



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           The details of projects sanctioned under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR), Social and Infrastructure Development Fund (SIDF) and North Eastern Council (NEC) since the inception of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region  are –
Sl.
No.
Name of the Scheme
Total No. of projects sanctioned
No. of ongoing Projects
No. of projects completed
1
NLCPR
428
221
207
2
NEC
202
83
119
3
SIDF
08
08
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The Ministry also sanctioned 62 projects under Special packages for the Development of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) in Assam out of which 41 projects have been completed.
          This was stated by Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for   Development of North East Region in Rajya Sabha today.
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