Funds for North Eastern Region

Data regarding allocation of funds to Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and expenditure incurred during the period 2015-2016 to 2018-2019 is given below:-

          (Rs. in crore)

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

Budget Estimates

2362.74

2430.01

2682.45

3000.00

Actual Expenditure 

1986.79

2495.84

2513.97 (Provisional)

396.43

(as on 27.07.2018)

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region provides assistance for projects prioritized by State Governments of North Eastern States for filling gaps in physical infrastructure. North Eastern Council provides funds mostly to the State Governments for projects in sectors like agriculture, education, tourism, health, air connectivity, power, water development, tourism, transport & communication, medical & health etc.

As per the information available, out of the 3326 kms. of sanctioned length of fence along Indo-Bangladesh Border, 2778.66 kms. has been completed. The Government has adopted a multipronged approach for security arrangements at the borders, which include deployment of Border Guarding Force (BGF), construction of border fence, construction of border roads, installation of floodlights, construction of Border Out Posts (BOPs), introduction of hi-tech surveillance equipment, besides identifying vulnerable BOPs, etc.

85.64 kms of roads have been constructed along the Indo – Bangladesh border, during the last three years i.e. 2015-16 to 2017-18 and the current financial year 2018-19 till date.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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