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Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North Eastern Region (PM-DevINE) scheme was announced as a new Central Sector Scheme. This scheme was 100% funded by Central Government in the Union Budget of 2022-23 with initial list of seven projects and an initial allocation of Rs.1500 crore.

PM-DevINE scheme got approval by the Cabinet on 12th October 2022 with an overall outlay of Rs.6,600 crore for the 4 years period from 2022-23 to 2025-26 (remaining years of the 15th Finance Commission period).

Objectives of PM-DevINE Scheme:

  • To fund infrastructure convergently, in the spirit of PM GatiShakti.
  • To support social development projects based on felt needs of the NER.
  • To enable livelihood activities for youth and women.
  • To fill the development gaps in various sectors.

 Keeping in view the objectives of the PM DevINE Scheme, eleven projects amounting to Rs.1503.44 crore including the seven projects announced in Budget 2022-23, have been selected for sanction in FY 2022-23 and an amount of Rs.121.10 crore has been disbursed.

The time frame defined for PM-DevINE scheme projects is 2023-24 for sanction and 2025-26 for completion.

 State-Wise Project List approved during 2022-23:

S. NO. Name of the Project State Implementing Agency Approved Cost (in Rs.)
1. Establishment of Dedicated Services for the Management of Paediatric and Adult Haematolymphoid Cancers in North East India, Guhawati. Guhawati-Multi State Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, Guhawati,  D/O Atomic Energy 129
2. NECTAR Livelihood Improvement Project (Multi-State)- Utilization of Banana Pseudo Stem for Value-added products. 12 locations in 7 States- Arunachal Pradesh (1), Assam (4), Manipur (1), Meghalaya (1), Mizoram (1), Nagaland (2), Tripura (2). North-East Centre for Technology Application & Research (NECTAR),  D/O Science & Technology. 67
3. Promoting Scientific Organic Agriculture in North-East India (Multi-State) Demo Labs in Meghalaya, Assam and Tripura. North-East Centre for Technology Application & Research (NECTAR),  D/O Science & Technology. 45
4. Gap Funding for Passenger Ropeway System from Pelling to Sanga-Choeling in West-Sikkim-at the cost of Rs.63.39 crore of the total cost of Rs.108.30 crore West Sikkim- Sikkim Tourism and Civil Aviation Department,  Govt. of Sikkim 64
5. Gap Funding for Eco-friendly Passenger Ropeway (Cable Car) from Dhapper to Bhaleydunga in South-Sikkim- at the cost of Rs.57.82 crore (28%) of total cost of Rs.209.57 crore. South-Sikkim- Sikkim Tourism and Civil Aviation Department,  Govt. of Sikkim 58
6. Construction of Aizwal By-pass road on Western Side 45 km from NH-108 at Sinhmui to Aizwal-Lunglei Road, Mizoram Public Work Department,  Govt. of Mizoram 500
7. Pilot Project for the  Construction of Bamboo Link Road at different locations in various districts of Mizoram- (i) Tuirial Airfield to North Chaltlang (18km) at a cost of Rs.33.58 crore; (ii) Lengpui to Saiphal Bamboo Plantation (41km) at a cost of Rs.66.42 crore Tuirial Airfield to North Chaltlang and Lengpui to Saiphal, Mizoram Public Work Department,  Govt. of Mizoram 100
8. Construction of new four-lane road and conversion of existing two-lane into four-lane roads with cycling tracks, utility ducts, footpaths etc. at New Shillong Township New Shillong, Meghalaya Directorate of Urban Affairs,  Govt. of Meghalaya 146.79
9. Transformation of 20 school as Centre of Excellence in the Kamrup District Kamrup District, Assam Public Work Department.  Govt. of Assam 132.86
10. Establishment of Solar Micro Grid for supply of reliable power to Remote Habitations in Tripura 274 Remote hamlets across Tripura State TREDA, Department of Power,  Govt. of Tripura 80.79
11. Livelihood projects relating to Special Development of Eastern Nagaland- (22 Nos.) 4 districts of Nagaland Department of Under-Developed Areas (DUDA), Govt. of Nagaland 180


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