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NEC releases Rs 995.63 lakh for new schemes in NE

Written by: Staff

Aizawl, Dec 04 (UNI) The North Eastern Council (NEC) has released Rs 995.63 lakhs to implement various developmental schemes in the NE region this year.

The NEC aimed to provide flexibility in developmental activities on the basis of their region priorities, the official sources here informed.

Initially, the major component under the mission were agriculture and its allied sectors along with water, industries, tourism, medical and human resource development.

The second stage would stress upon development in science and technology, transport and communication along with evaluation and monitoring of these projects.

Out of the total funds released, Assam had received Rs 166.56 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.


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