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Centre releases over Rs 2,000 crore to northeast

Centre has sanctioned 224 schemes worth over Rs 2,000 crore for the region during the last four years.

india Updated: Jun 18, 2006 09:16 IST

With an aim to boost the development process in the North East, the Centre has sanctioned 224 schemes worth over Rs 2,000 crore for the region during the last four years, including renovation of the Kamakhya temple, improvement of infrastructure in Mizoram University and supplying water to Itanagar.

The highest amount Rs 736.02 crore has been given to Assam for projects like the construction of a 100-bed hospital in Kokrajhar, development of Assam Medical College hospital in Dibrugarh, construction of a number of RCC bridges and rural roads during 2002-06, official sources said.

Rs 69 crore was the single highest amount that a project in Assam got from the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region for construction of the multi-storey secreteriat complex in Dispur.

For renovation of the famous Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, the state got Rs 4.89 crore, they said.

In Arunachal Pradesh, which got Rs 175.61 crore during the period, the most significant project was the installation of a 132 KV transmission line from Along to Pasighat at a cost of Rs 29.02 crore.

Anti-erosion works on Kley river in Lower Subansiri district (Rs 7.31) and the Naharlagun (Itanagar) water supply scheme (Rs 11.73 crore) were two other major projects in the state which got the Centre's assistance.

The Ministry sanctioned Rs 197.26 crore to Manipur for 35 different schemes during 2002-06, the sources said.

Waithou Pat water supply scheme (Rs 59.71 crore), installation of sub-station at Thanlon (Rs 5.44 crore) and construction of the government college of technology (Rs 10 crore) were the key projects sanctioned in the state by the Centre.

Meghalaya got Rs 105.16 crore for schemes like the Jowai water supply scheme (Rs 15.41 crore), Tura phase-III water supply scheme (21.58 crore) and the master plan for distribution of power in the entire state, they said.

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 118.44 crore for Mizoram for projects like construction of an OPD block in Aizawl Civil Hospital (Rs 3.71 crore), infrastructure development of Mizoram University (Rs 23.26 crore) and the state capital project (Rs 5.18 crore).

Nagaland received Rs 276.95 crore for 18 projects which included vitalization of referal hospital in Dimapur (Rs 35.62 crore) and improvement of roads in Mon district (Rs 23.74 crore).

The Ministry sanctioned Rs 172.70 crore for Sikkim that included Rs 22.44 crore for remodelling of transmission and distribution in Gangtok town, Central Load Dispatch Centre (Rs 8.49 crore) and diversion of Ranipool Pakyong road (Rs 2.37 crore), the sources said.

Tripura received sanction for 11 projects worth Rs 240.61 crore that included the state level para-medical institute at Agartala (Rs 14.07 crore) and 21 MW gas thermal project at Rokhia (Rs 80.94 crore).

First Published: Jun 18, 2006 09:16 IST