The number of foreign/externally aided development projects being carried out under the aegis of the Ministry in the North Eastern Region, the details of external organizations involved in these projects;
At present, only one project, namely, North East Road Sector Development Scheme-Externally Aided Project (earlier known as North East States Roads Investment Programme) is under implementation under the aegis of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region. The total cost of the project is Rs. 2144.56 crore with assistance of US$ 200 million from Asian Development Bank (ADB), being the external organisation.
The project envisaged upgradation/improvement/construction of 433.7 km long road having 12 road sub-projects including 5 bridges in six North Eastern States of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Sikkim. Out of the 12 sub-projects, 11 sub-projects have been completed. One road project in the State of Tripura from Udaipur to Melaghar is scheduled for completion by September, 2021.
The mechanism for comprehensive monitoring and evaluation of the project was included in the project design itself. It includes provision for concurrent, mid-term and post-project evaluation for performance as well as impact of the project. The Project Implementing Units (PIUs) of the State Governments also submit quarterly progress reports that are shared with the funding organization i.e. ADB. A Project Monitoring Unit has been set up in the Ministry and the project is reviewed on regular basis. Inspections of the project-sites have been conducted by inspection teams having representatives of the Ministry, ADB and the State Governments concerned.
This Information was given by The Minister of development Of North Eastern Region Shri G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply in The Rajya sabha today.