As many as 385 development projects have been delayed in the northeast due to reasons ranging from weather to the law and order situation. Of these, 177 have been delayed by three years or more.
In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of Development of North Eastern Region B.K. Handique said a total of 909 development projects were underway in the northeast, of which 385 were delayed.
Out of the 909 project, 208 have been delayed by more than a year but less than three years.
"The main reason for the delay includes limitation of technical and professional expertise, the restricted working season due to prolonged rainy season in the northeastern region and the prevailing law and order situation in some areas of the region," Handique said.
"The projects are implemented by state governments," he added.
The northeastern region comprises the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.