Rs.975 crore for DoNER’s various northeast projects

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) An amount of Rs.975 crore under the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) scheme has been allocated to the DoNER ministry for fiscal 2015-16 to fund various projects, DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.

He said that in fiscal 2014-15, a total of 86 projects were retained or cleared for the eight northeastern states.

Of these, 23 are in Arunachal Pradesh, 20 in Assam, three in Manipur, six in Meghalaya, 11 in Mizoram, eight in Nagaland, seven in Sikkim and eight in Tripura.

“Out of these retained projects, one project of the state government of Manipur with the approved cost of Rs.128.24 crore has been sanctioned so far against which an amount of Rs 35.73 crore has been released,” the minister said.

The NLCPR was created for deposit of funds from all ministries where the plan expenditure on the northeastern states is less than 10 percent of the total plan allocation of the ministry.

The difference between 10 percent of the allocation and the actual expenditure incurred on the northeastern region is transferred to the central pool, which is used for funding specific programmes for economic and social uplift of the northeastern states.

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