Central allocation to NE up by 4 per cent
Shillong: Allocation of funds by central ministries to North-east has increased by around 4 per cent during the financial year 2009-10, an official statement said Wednesday.
The total allocation by the central ministries and departments for the North-eastern region rose to Rs 15,351 crore in the year 2009-10 from Rs 14,753 crore provided during
2008-09, it said.
During the year, 97 infrastructure projects, at an estimated cost of Rs 834.99 crore, were sanctioned under the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR).
Thirty six projects were completed at a cost of Rs 249.59 crore during the year.
Some of the major projects included the construction of water supply schemes at 22 locations in the region, construction of double circuit line from Rongkhon to Ampati in Meghalaya, upgradation of facilities in 15 colleges, construction of the Arunachal secretariat building and the College of Agriculture in Tripura and improvement of Barpathar-Bokajan-Deithon-Chowkihola road in Karbi Anglong district in Assam, the statement said.
The North Eastern Development Finance Corporation has sanctioned new loans amounting to Rs 332.41 crore during the period. The total amount disbursed was Rs. 207.76 crore.
The new projects will generate direct employment to more than 1600 people, it added.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- RJD strongman Shahabuddin brought to Delhi
- NSG now 'nine times' stronger; receives technological strength from 12 countries!
- UP elections in third phase; voting on 69 seats of 12 districts
- Panel discussion over why SP government is backing Gayatri Prajapati
- DNA: Today in History, 18th February, 2017
- 'BJP is winning by absolute majority in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections'
- 7th Pay Commission: Allowances committee raises HRA to 30%?
- India can meet its energy requirements from Moon by 2030, says ISRO
- J&K: 26 soldiers martyred, 22 militants killed as Army steps up security in Valley
- Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017: Samajwadi Party's 'kaam bolta hai' slogan faces litmus test