Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry for Development of North-East Region
03-December-2014 17:57 IST
Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources

An amount of Rs.23,210.50 crore has accrued to the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) for the North East from 1998-99 to 2012-13, out of which Rs. 10,411.87 crore has been utilized during the referred period. The balance available in the pool as at 31.03.2013 is Rs. 12,769.04 crore as confirmed by the Ministry of Finance who maintain the resource pool.

The accruals in NLCPR are utilized by the Ministry of DoNER under the two Schemes of NLCPR (State) and NLCPR-Central for which annual budgetary allocations are provided in the normal budgetary process. Utilization of funds under the two schemes is debited annually to the resource pool. Under the NLCPR (State) Scheme, priority projects of North Eastern States are being funded and under NLCPR-Central Scheme, funds are provided to Central Ministries for implementing projects of national and regional importance.

Tuirial Hydro Electric Project (60 MW) in Mizoram, being implemented by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation, Ministry of Power has been partly funded under NLCPR-Central Scheme. So far, an amount of Rs. 97.94 crores has been released to Ministry of Power against Rs. 300 crore to be provided by Ministry of DoNER for the Project.

This was stated by Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North East Region in Lok Sabha today.