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Rs. 68.07 crore for State under SIDF
Spl. Correspondent NEW DELHI, JUN 25 (NPN):
Published on 26 Jun. 2011 12:42 AM IST
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With the primary task in facilitating infrastructural development in the Northeastern states under the DoNER ministry, union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee had earlier sanctioned an amount of Rs. 500 crore for meeting the urgent needs of Northeastern region under the Social and Infrastructure Development Fund (SIDF). The ministry in consultation with Northeastern states had identified 15 projects at a total estimated cost of Rs. 586.20 crore.
According to an official communiqué, Nagaland was sanctioned Rs. 68.07 crore for various developmental works under the SIDF.
Following are the highlights under SIDF during the year 2009-10, 2010-11
On May 18, 2011 an amount of Rs. 3.68 crore out of Rs. 4.97 crore sanctioned, was released as first installment for the construction of 28 pedestrian type wire rope suspension bridges at various locations in the State.
December 29, 2010 an amount of Rs. 7.96 crore was released as first installment out of Rs. 27.94 crore for upgradation of Mon-Namtola road (Part I & II), Mon district and construction of two roads, namely (i) Angphang to Chingkao Chingkha (ii) Yangli to Thadi.
May 18, 2011, out of Rs. 31.95 crore, an amount of Rs. 11.35 crore was released as first installment for construction of schools, hostels, staff quarters etc., and 22 proposals of capital works of development of Eastern Nagaland.
An estimated amount of Rs. 3.21 crore was sanctioned on March 8, 2011 for construction of link-road from Wokha Bokajan Road to Ralan Old and New Changlashung Old and New covering rubber plantation areas in Western Nagaland
So far, administrative approvals for Rs. 246.89 crore have been issued for various projects and Rs. 81.75 crore have been released to the Northeastern states (the first instalment of Rs. 69.87 crore & second installment of Rs. 11.88 crore).

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