The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region has till date sanctioned 39 projects with approved cost of Rs.1163.84 crores under North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS), along with releasing of Rs.10 lakhs to enable the State Government to initiate and finalize the tender formalities. As per scheme guidelines, balance of first instalment of 40% of admissible cost is released on submission of copy of work order by the State Government. Accordingly this Ministry has so far released 40 per cent of the cost in 6 projects. Sector-wise and State-wise details of these projects are as under:
Date of Sanction
Approved cost (Rs. in crore)
Road & Bridges
Development of Road Connectivity from Khabam Lamkhai to Hannaching Heingang via Marjing Polo Complex, Heingang Ching, Imphal East for promoting Tourism
Underground Parking Space at Namchi
Construction of two lane balanced cantilever bridge over river Kanaka at Kayum Dzongu in North Sikkim
Construction of three lane Road over Bridge at Jorhat in replacement of Railway LC gate No ST-58 on Naali, Jorhat in Assam during 2018-19
Water supply distribution network for Churachandpur for promoting tourism in Manipur
Augmentation of Senapati District Head Quarter Water Supply Scheme for promoting tourism
Second instalment of balance 60% is released once the State Government mandatorily submits Utilization Certificates for 75% of first instalment released and commensurate physical progress duly signed by the Head of designated agency and countersigned by Planning Secretary of the State Government alongwith other requisite documents. Till date, second instalment of 60% has not been asked for by the State Governments in any of the projects sanctioned under NESIDS.
The time frame, in which the sanctioned projects are usually completed, varies from 1 year to 3 years.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.