DoNER Ministry to grant Rs 54 crore to Arunachal Pradesh

State LogoThe Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has assured Arunachal Pradesh to release Rs 54.02 crore within this fiscal for various ongoing schemes of the Ministry in the state.


The state government has already submitted utilisation certificates and progress report besides releasing the state's share of fund against the schemes, an official statement said today.


DoNER Joint Secretary A M Singh and Director B N Prashad informed this to state PWD Minister Gojen Gadi during a meeting at New Delhi on Wednesday which was also attended by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, the statement said.


During the meeting, DoNER officials said that Centre has accorded top priority to the development of North East, and Arunachal Pradesh being a very sensitive border state, would get special attention.


Gadi emphasised on launching new projects during the current financial year. Rijiju supported Gadi and pointed out that many habitations of the vast state were still not connected. The DoNER officials agreed to consider their proposals, the statement said.


The officials also assured to consider sanction of project DPRs found in order as per guidelines laid down by the Ministry.


Gadi said that such sanctions would only make up the past delay in expediting development of the tribal state, the statement added.

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