Budget 2012-13: DoNER’s exp. break-up on Northeast-Sikkim?

The Ministry for the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has the provision for expenditure of Rs. 8.98 crore on the the Secretariat in 2012-13. Last year nearly Rs. 7.2 crore

For expenditure of the Secretariat of North Eastern Council (NEC), Shillong, a sum of Rs. 11.35 crore has been done, nearly Rs. 1 crore more than last year.

Rs. 691.00 crore has been allocated for schemes to ensure integrated socio-economic development of the eight States of North Eastern Region including Sikkim. The objectives, inter-alia, include balanced development of the North Eastern Region. Last year the sum allocated under this head was Rs. Rs. 633 crore.

Rs. 7 crore has been allocated to carry out road construction in the North Eastern Region through the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).

North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation (NEHHDC) was set up in March 1977 to provide the developmental and promotional inputs for products and design development, training and upgradation of technologies and for marketing the finished products of the
region. Ministry provides loan to NEHHDC to cover its cash losses while undertaking the promotional activities like participation in exhibitions, etc. This year Rs. 2 crore has been allocated like last year.

Similarly North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC) is a Central PSU was set up by an Executive Order and incorporated on the 31st March, 1982 under the Companies Act 1956 as a Government of India Enterprise. The Corporation has been operating mainly
in food processing and trading in agricultural produce. The provision is to be used as working capital by the Corporation for carrying out its business activities. NERAMAC has also got Rs. 2 crore this fiscal, similar to last one.

North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFi) was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on 9th August, 1995 with its registered office at Guwahati. NEDFi aims to catalyse economic development of the North Eastern Region by identifying, financing and nurturing ecofriendly and commercially viable industrial, infrastructure and agro-horticultural projects in the region. NEDFI has also got Rs. 60 crore equal to last year. The provision is for extending long term soft loan to NEDFi.

Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources NLCPR has got Rs. 879 crore this year compared to Rs. 799 last year. The broad objective of the NLCPR is to ensure speedy development of infrastructure in the North Eastern Region and Sikkim by increasing the flow of budgetary financing for specific viable infrastructure projects/schemes in the region. The provision is for funding these projects. The outlay includes a provision of..`.50 crore for funding special projects/schemes for the economic development of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council (KAATC) area in Assam…

For funding the infrastructure projects/schemes in the Bodoland
Territorial Council (BTC) area in Assam a sum of Rs. 50 crore has been allocated like last year.

A sum of Rs. 45 crore compared to Rs. 68 crore last years has been made available for development of roads in the NE Region under loan/grant from Asian Development Bank. The scheme will be implemented through respective State Governments.

Rs. 7 crore like last year will be spent on activities of showcasing of NER and its mainstreaming with other parts of the country through Trade Expos, Seminars etc., in collaboration with trade bodies and other Agencies to
harness the immense potential of the Region are undertaken through the scheme of Advertising & Publicity.

The Capacity Building of the officials and youth of the North Eastern States is a prerequisite for project formulation, implementation and good governance which is being attempted to be met through long lasting collaboration with the Centres of Excellence under this Scheme. Rs. 20 crore has been allocated for this.

The provision of Rs. 72 crore compared to Rs. 62 last year has been made mainly for meeting the expenditure on increasing intra-region connectivity within the North Eastern States and for improvement of existing airports in the North Eastern Region with the help of Airports Authority of India Ltd.

North Eastern Region Livelihood Project (NERLP) is a major initiative for addressing the needs of employment, income and natural resource sustainability of the rural population of the NE Region. Rs. 35 crore has been allocated for this. The Project is proposed to be funded through the World Bank. The provision is for facilitating the implementation of the Project.

Rs. 170 crore will be the provision for creating and upgrading infrastructure facilities, specially in Arunachal Pradesh and other border areas in North Eastern Region.

Rs. 2 crore has been provided for meeting the expenditure of the Project Management Unit (PMU) in the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region which would facilitate the implementation of the Asian Development Bank assisted North East Road Project.

Rs. 1 crore has been provided for meeting the expenditure on Consultancy, Monitoring, third party evaluation, impact assessment studies etc. of projects under the NLCPR Scheme of the Ministry.

Rs. 36 crore will form the part of the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources-Central Scheme. It would enable the Central Ministries/Departments to fund projects / schemes in the North Eastern Region (NER) and implement schemes / projects of regional and / or national priorities in NER in addition to projects taken up by them through the 10% mandatory earmarking.

Overall DoNER has got Rs 1,700 crore central assistance to the state plans. It includes Rs 770 crore for schemes of the North Eastern Council (NEC), Rs 880 crore as grant from the non-lapsable pool or resources, including Rs 50 crore for funding schemes for the development of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council, and Rs 50 crore for schemes in the Bodoland Territorial Council in Assam.



  • M. Rahman

    Provide fund for Higher education in Dima Hasao and upgrade the Haflong Govt. College to a PG Institute

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