Development in North-Eastern Region

The Budgetary allocation (Budget Estimates) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) for the year 2019-20 is Rs3000 crore. Against this, as on 21st November 2019, an amount of Rs. 1728.04 crore has been spent (57.60%).

The total number of developmental projects taken up by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region in the NER during the last five years and its status of completionare as under:

No. of projects Sanctioned No. of projects Completed
657 652

Ministry of DoNER has an online e-portal/Project Management System for submission, monitoring and follow up of projects, which keeps track on financial, physical and visual progress for timely completion of projects. Ministry has also appointed Chief Nodal Officers of the rank of Joint Secretary and Nodal Officers of the rank of Director for each State of North Eastern Region to liaise with State officials and expedite the progress of the projects.There is constant review of the progress of utilization of funds with the State Governments at all levels including visits by the Senior Officials to the States and the Ministry remains in constant touch with the officials concerned of the State Governments through video conferencing and other IT tools.

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, DrJitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.