Aizawl, Apr 19: The North Eastern Council (NEC) has released Rs 995.63 lakhs for the implementation of various developmental schemes in the NE region during this year.
The project aims to give flexibility to develop and pursue activities on the basis of their region priorities, the official sources here informed.
Initially, the major component under the mission are agriculture and allied sector, water development, industries, tourism, medical and health and human resource development.
The second stage would be to increase the development science and technology, transport and communication and evaluation and monitoring of these projects.
Out of the total funds released, Assam has got 166.58 lakh, Manipur (191.20 lakh), Meghalaya (1.50 lakh) Mizoram (343.00 lakh), Nagaland (98.50 lakh), Sikkim (99.00 lakh), Tripura (1.37 lakh) and NEC regional (94.50 lakh).
Due to limited budget available with NEC, it had been difficult to allocate funds according to economic-potential of certain sectors and institutions, official sources pointed out adding however, it was felt that time had come that at different levels those sectors institutions had to be re-oriented in their functioning. NEC efforts were required to be increasingly intensified and redefined in order to infuse more punch in everyday work.