Tripura gets 11 % of funds
By Our Correspondent, 14/03/2018, Agartala

In December 2017, Government of India approved North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS) with an outlay of Rs.1600.00 crore for the period of 2017-18 to 2019-20. The funds under the scheme, will be distributed among eight North Eastern States on the basis of well-defined criteria on certain parameters e.g. Area, Population, Human Development Index, Road density, etc. Tripura gets 11.28 % of the funds. Under the NESIDS, no project has been taken up during 2017-18 till date.The scheme, inter alia, aims to cover the social sectors namely health and education in North Eastern Region.This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.