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DONER making efforts for industrial growth in NER

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New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) has approved as many as 759 projects and sanctioned an estimated amount of Rs 5096.98 crore till the end of February this year from the Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) for the North Eastern Region (NER).

According to official sources, out of this total 759 projects sanctioned for NER, 234 projects have been sanctioned for Asom alone during the same period.

Meanwhile, DONER is actively considering the proposal for the upgradation of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal.

This proposal was initially taken up under the Prime Minister's packages of 1996 and 1997, but there was considerable delay in preparation and processing the Detailed Project Report (DPR).

The project received its "in principle" clearance from the Planning Commission only on February 20 this year and there after it was decided to have a comprehensive DPR of the project, which is now in the advance stage of finalisation.

The Federation of North Eastern Wood Based Industies (NEWBI) have sent a Memorandum to DONER, addressed to the Finance Minister as well as to the Commerce Minister, for the development of wood/bamboo based industries in NER, the sources said.

It requests an allocation of Rs 300 crore for the NE Council (NEC) and extension of certain benefits to the wood based industries in the NER for machineries for conversion of bamboo into wood they have aslo suggested the working capital be routed through NEC for encouraging industies towards substituting wood by bamboo, the sources added.

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