north-east-special-infrastructure-development-scheme

  • North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS) has been approved by the Government of India as a new Central Sector Scheme in 2017. 
  • Under the Scheme guidelines of NESIDS, 100?ntrally funding is provided to the State Governments of North Eastern Region for the projects of physical infrastructure relating to water supply, power and connectivity enhancing tourism and Social infrastructure relating to primary and secondary sectors of education and health. 
  • The period of Scheme is 2017-18 to 2019-20. The funds are released in two installments of 40% and 60%. Initially a token amount of Rs. 10 lakh are released and balance amount of first installment is released after receipt of letter of award of the work.
  • So far, total twenty two (22) projects costing Rs. 885.44 crore have been selected for funding under the New Scheme of NESIDS for different States of North Eastern Region.