Centre draws new scheme to improve income generation

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Shillong, Apr 9(UNI) The Centre has drawn up a new scheme for addressing the needs of employment, income and natural resource sustainability of the rural population of the North Eastern Region.

An official statement today said the scheme is to be implemented in phases during the Eleventh Plan and is proposed to be funded through the World Bank.

The Ministry of DoNER through its schemes of NEC and NLCPR is taking up projects in NE Region for infrastructure development in the sectors like roads and bridges, power, irrigation, health, education and drinking water supply.

The provision for the Ministry of DoNER as Central assistance to the State Plans during the year 2008-09 is Rs 1374 crore, which includes Rs 650 crore as grant from the NLCPR and Rs 524 crore for schemes of the NEC.

The provision for Central Plan Scheme is Rs 81 crore which includes Rs 60 crore as loan to the North Eastern Development Finance Corporation, Rs 12.50 crore for Technical Assistance&Capacity Building, Rs 1 crore for North East States Road Project and Rs 1 crore for NER Livelihood Project.

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