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Development of North-Eastern Region

Mr. U. K. Sangama

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To accelerate the pace of socio-economic development of the Region so that it may enjoy growth parity with the rest of the country.


Formulating policies for the rapid development of the Region.Intensive interventions with other Central Ministries/Departments to spend 10% of their Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) for the development of the North-East Region.To develop infrastructure connectivity in a manner so as to mitigate the constraints towards the economic development of the Region.To strengthen institutions and augment capacity with a view to encourage flow of private investment to increase employment opportunities.

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The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region is responsible for the matters relating to the planning, execution and monitoring of development schemes and projects in the North Eastern Region. Its vision is to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development of the Region so that it may enjoy growth parity with the rest of the country.

  1. To facilitate, accelerate and improve project implementation in NER.
  2. Capacity Building in NER.
  3. Showcasing strengths of NER and advocacy for facilitating strategies for development of NER.
  4. Preparation of strategic plans for development of infrastructure and connectivity in the Region.
  5. Improvement in infrastructure and connectivity in NER.
  6. Improving livelihood prospects.
  7. Human Development Report (HDR), 2013 of NE States
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Accelerated pace of
infrastructure development.
Infrastracture dev. Ministries/Deptts & M/o Finance
Sanction of new projects of 
infrastructure in critical areas.
Amount in Cr. 1089.22 636.55 1000 1100 1200
2. Impart tranning to youth in NER to make them
Central/State Govts./
Number of persons trained Number 0 1210 3000 4000 4410
3. Improvment in Human
Development for NER.
Central / State Goverments / Institutions/ Organizations
HDI Survey of NER and taking 
appropriate steps for
Date     18/03/2014    
4. Improved connectivity in NER.
M/o Civil Aviation, Deptts. of RTH & Shipping.
Improvment in road, water & air connectivity in the region. Date   28/03/2013 31/03/2014 31/03/2015 31/03/2016


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