Rs 1,728 Cr spent on development of North East, 652 projects completed: Union Min Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: The Budgetary allocation (Budget Estimates) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) for the year 2019-20 is Rs 3,000 crore. Against this, as on 21 November 2019, an amount of Rs 1,728.04 crore has been spent (57.60%).,

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region has sanctioned 657 development projects in the region during the last five years out of which 652 projects were completed.

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.

The 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 a 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 Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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