From a Correspondent
New Delhi: As many as 49 projects worth Rs 1231.94 crore have been taken up by the Ministry of DoNER in the northeastern region in the first month of the 100 Days Action Plan of the Government of India.
Disclosing this in a review meeting with DoNER Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, DoNER secretary Dr. Inder Jit Singh on Friday said that eight new projects for Rs 586.3 crore under NERSDS and NESIDS schemes have been taken up.
Upgradation of AT Road from Tsusangra to Input Junction (26.335 km) including 3 Nos. bridges (Nagaland-Assam Inter-state road; Nagaland 26.335 km and Assam 0.00 km) has been taken up.
Tenning to Lekie Road (37.5km) in Nagaland for Rs 136.96 crore (Nagaland-Assam Inter-State road; Nagaland 37.500 km and Assam 0.00 km) has been taken up.
Projects like Dikhu bridge to Amguri (17.155 km) in Mokokchung District in Nagaland for Rs 59.77 crore (Nagaland-Assam Inter-state road; Nagaland 17.155 km and Assam 0.00 km) have been taken up.
Rehabilitation and up-gradation of the road from Tuensang to Longleng (0.00 km to 51.60 km) in Nagaland for Rs 188.61 crore (Nagaland-Assam Inter-state road; Nagaland 51.6 km and Assam 0.00km) has also been taken up.
Construction of Mukroh Umspar linking Jrikyndeng Road (15.517 km) in Meghalaya for Rs 58.01 crore (Meghalaya-Assam Inter-state road; Meghalaya 13.397 km and Assam 2.120 km) has been taken up.
Lakhipur Abhirampara connecting Agua Medhipara Phulbari Tura Road at 19th km (West Garo Hills ) (12.565 km) for Rs 46.14 crore (Meghalaya-Assam Inter-state road; Meghalaya 0.765 km and Assam 11.80 km)
Improvement of Tourist spot connectivity from Amarpur (Fatiksagar) leading to Chabimura and having access to eco-Tourism Centre in Tripura has also been taken up. Improvement of road from Gandacherra-Raishyabari road at Ch. 18.30 KM to Narikel-Kunja (Length 8 km) for easy access for the tourists from Dhalai, North and Unakoti districts to Narikel Kunja island surrounded by Dumbur lake water in Tripura.
The secretary informed that in addition, 36 on-going projects under various schemes like NLCPR, Special Packages, Schemes of NEC, etc. have been completed with an approved cost of Rs. 529.18 crore. Works of two projects for Rs. 89.63 crores got started and 3 projects for Rs. 26.83 crore have been operationalized during this period.
During the meeting, it was also informed that a Bamboo Industrial Park will be set up in Manderdisa in Dima Hasao district of Assam in an area of 75 hectares at a cost of Rs 50 crore. The in-principle approval will be granted to this project in August this year.
It was informed that the target is to complete the project by March 2021. The Minister was also informed that another project for Bamboo Park in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh would be taken up by NEC.
Secretary, NEC Ram Muivah; MD NERAMAC Pankaj Prasad; MD CBTC Dr. Shailendra Chaudhari and other senior officers were present during the meeting. During the meeting, the DoNER Minister was briefed about the implementation status of different schemes in NE region including their normative allocations, projects sanctioned/retained, balance allocations, etc.