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North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme

Published on Saturday, December 30, 2017
North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme

Key information:

Launched on: 15th December 2017
Launched by: The Ministry for Development of North Eastern Region
Objective: To develop North Eastern states

Focused Sectors

The NESIDS will broadly include a conception of infrastructure and focus on major two sectors which are as under.

1) Physical Infrastructure

  • NESIDS will focus on Physical infrastructure which includes water supply, power supply, digital connectivity, transportation and especially the projects which promote tourism. 

2) Social infrastructure

  • NESIDS will also focus on social Infrastructure sectors like education sector, health and medical sector, housing condition and poverty and sanitation etc. 

Facts of North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme

  • NESID Scheme is 100% funded by the central government with a total budget up to Rs 500 crore. 
  • The scheme period is 3 years from 2017 to 2020 so this will help to complete on-going projects successfully and effectively. 
  • The scheme totally focuses on fulfilling the infrastructure gap in a specific and potential sector. 
  • NESIDS will not only extend facility in physical and social infrastructure sector but also promote tourism which results in employment in the region. 
  • NESIDS will work as a catalyst in the overall expansion of the area in a short period. 
  • A special subsidy of Rs 264.67 crore is given to the special four industrial units in North Eastern area. This will not only give grounds to active units but also raise the spirit of current investors as well as potential investors in North Eastern area. 
  • It will benefit North Eastern states like Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. 
  • This scheme will speed up the projects which are stuck for years due to some reasons. 
  • This scheme will promote, encourage and benefit handicraft business, Handloom Development Corporation and North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation. 
  • This scheme will benefit more than 115 districts of North Eastern states which are really underdeveloped. 
  • This scheme aims to build connectivity of 3800 kilometres of a national highway within 3 years and out of it 1200 kilometres of road connectivity has been already constructed. 
  • A Rail connectivity of 1385 kilometres is targeted to develop within two to three years under Bharatmala and aims to bring all states on Rail map. 
  • To develop state, several bilateral projects have been signed between Myanmar and Bangladesh which includes the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project, the Rih-Tedim Road Project and Border Haats. 
  • This will improve the scope of an economic link; add economic growth and expansion of North-Eastern states. 
  • Bamboo is a livelihood source of lakhs of North Eastern people and there is no permission to sell it beyond territory limit so now target is to ease rules and regulation. So, this will ultimately result in doubling income of farmers by 2022. 

List of Government Schemes in India 2017 - PDF

All about Tuirial Hydro-power Project

  • A 60 Mega Watt Tuirial Hydro-power Project is a second one which was assigned to the North Eastern region after the first one passed before 13 years. This is the first large Hydro-power project approved in Mizoram which produces 251 Million Units of electrical energy each year and promotes the socio-economic expansion of the State. 
  • This will make Mizoram third power-surplus State after Sikkim and Tripura in North Eastern Area. 
  • The aim of this project is not just to make North Western States power surplus but also to supply surplus power to the deficit states. 

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