Construction of Roads delayed in North Eastern States due to no funds in FY12-13 so far
By Accommodation Times Bureau
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar has said that Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region funds road sector projects in North Eastern States under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) Scheme, Special Infrastructure Development Fund (SIDF) Scheme and Scheme of North Eastern Council (NEC). Funds allocated and utilized on construction of roads under these schemes, during last three years, state-wise and project-wise at Annexure-A,B&D. These Annexures have been put on the website of the Ministry i.e. www.mdoner.gov.in. During current financial year 2012-13, so far no funds have been released for construction of roads under these Schemes.
In a written reply in Lok Sabha today Shri Ghatowar said, pace of implementation of some projects under these schemes is not as per schedule, resulting in delay in completion of projects and resultant benefits. Project-wise, state-wise detail of delayed road projects under these schemes at Annexure-C&E. These Annexures have been put on the website of the Ministry i.e. www.mdoner.gov.in.
The Minister said, review meetings are being held with State Government officers regularly to expedite completion of the projects of this Ministry. Training courses in project management and implementation are organized as per requirement. State Governments are requested to expedite submission of utilization certificates, for release of funds without delay.