Satellite monitoring has helped ministry of development of North Eastern region (DoNER) to get as many as 66 projects worth Rs 820.77 crore implemented in the Northeastern states.
Talking to reporters in New Delhi, DoNER minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said 110 projects costing Rs 1699.69 crore were sanctioned in Northeast in last 100 days.
“66 projects costing Rs 820.77 crore were completed. Six projects costing Rs 39.95 crore were operationalised,” said Singh.
In fact, Singh said, in last two years there were 100 percent implementation of different projects in the northeastern region.
“We have now started releasing only 10 per cent of funds at the beginning of a project. Then 40 per cent after the work order get released and the remaining funds with the release of utilization certificates,” said Singh.
“Such fund release pattern as well as close monitoring has helped tremendously in the implementation of developmental projects in the Northeast,” he added.
He further said all the northeastern states have now political will to achieve their developmental works.
“All the state government are now very active…,” said Singh.
He said in-principal approval has been accorded for the first bamboo industrial park to be setup in Northeast.
“It will be established at Manderdisa in Dima Hasao district of Assam in an area of 75 hectares at a cost of Rs 50 crore. This project is targeted to be completed by March 2021,” the minister said.