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Projects funded under NLCPR and by NEC in Meghalaya reviewed

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Shillong, May 9: The Secretary for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Naveen Verma, on Tuesday reviewed the status of projects funded under the Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) and North Eastern Council (NEC) in Meghalaya.
The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Conrad Kongkal Sangma was attended by officials of various departments of the State government.
When asked on Wednesday, the Chief Minister informed that apart from reviewing the pending schemes funded by NLCPR and NEC, the meet also discussed the Centre’s newly launched scheme, the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS).
According to sources there are more than 30 pending projects in the State under NLCPR and NEC in Meghalaya amounting to Rs 200 crore.
“We will now have to submit a list (of projects) under NESIDS,” Conrad told reporters.
It may be mentioned that in December 2017, Government of India approved NESIDS with an outlay of Rs 1600 crore for the period of 2017-18 to 2019-20.
The funds under the scheme, will be distributed among eight North-eastern States on the basis of well-defined criteria on certain parameters like area, population, human development index, road density amongst other factors. The distribution of funds under the scheme among the States is Arunachal Pradesh (13.06 per cent), Assam (27.78 per cent), Manipur (9.98 per cent), Meghalaya (10.76 per cent), Mizoram (10.42 per cent), Nagaland (10.18 per cent), Tripura (11.28 per cent) and Sikkim (6.54 per cent).

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