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NE projects: Govt to set up panels of MPs

With over 700 ongoing development projects getting delayed in the northeast, government is contemplating setting up a committee of MPs to monitor such schemes in the region.

Minister for Development of North Eastern Region, Jitendra Singh said in Lok Sabha that a total of 555 ongoing projects under the Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) and 153 schemes being carried out by the North Eastern Council (NEC) are delayed due to reasons like procedural problems and hostile climates besides other reasons.

‘Very soon we will be able to overcome the hurdle,’ he said during Question Hour.

The Minister said the government was keen to involve all the 39 MPs of the Northeast for proper implementation of developments projects and as part of the initiative a meeting of the Parliamentarians will be held next month.

On a suggestion of RP Sharma (BJP), Singh said government was contemplating setting a up a committee to monitor all development projects in the region.

Apart from providing funds under the scheme of NLCPR and NEC, funds are provided for development schemes under capacity building and technical assistance and external aided projects.

‘13th Finance Commission has also recommended Grants-in- Aid for these states for their specific needs,’ he said.

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