UNION Cabinet 28 March 2018 approved Schemes of North Eastern Council (NEC) including continuation of existing Schemes. It will boost the development projects in North-East.
Four thousand 500 crore rupees have been approved for the scheme for three years upto March, 2020. The Scheme of NEC – Special Development Project will be changed to be a Central Sector Scheme with 100 per cent grant.
Minister of Development of North Eastern Region, Dr Jitendra Singh told media in New Delhi that the government is committed for the development of the region and the hard work and dedication of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards North East has started showing results.
Besides, NEC is also implementing North Eastern Road Sector Development Scheme – Programme Component for upgradation of the important and strategic inter-state roads.