A total fund amount of Rs 363.14 crore has been released to Manipur for the implementation of projects under various schemes of DoNER Ministry and North Eastern Council (NEC) of which, Rs 114.99 crore was released in 2020-21; Rs145.24 crore in 2021-22; Rs 65.18 crore in 2022-23; and Rs 37.73 crore released during 2023-24 (up to June, 2023).
The information was given by Union Development of North Eastern Region Minister G Kishan Reddy in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, as per PIB.
The funds under schemes of the DoNER Ministry are not bifurcated into hills and valley areas of any of the Northeastern states, including Manipur, the Union Minister stated in the reply.
As on June 30, 2023, utilisation certificates of Rs 4.55 crore are pending under the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme; utilization certificates of Rs 54.59 crore are pending under the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources-State scheme; utilization certificates of Rs 9.46 crore are pending under the Hill Area Development Programme.
Apart from this, utilization certificates of Rs 8.36 crore are pending under schemes of NEC and utilization certificates of Rs 26.15 crore are pending under North East Road Sector Development Scheme (NERSDS), up to March 31, 2023.
The progress of the projects, including pace of expenditure and utilization of funds, is monitored through regular meeting with the state governments/implementing agencies (IAs); on boarding of IAs on the Central Nodal Agency system and Public Financial Management System for real time transfer of funds to the executing agencies etc., the minister said in the reply.