(THE GIST OF PIB) North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS)

(THE GIST OF PIB) North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS)


North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS)

  • Recently, the cabinet gave approval for the continuation of the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS) with an approved outlay of Rs. 8139.50 crore.

About the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS):

  • It was approved by the Government of India as a Central Sector Scheme in 2017.
  • Under the scheme guidelines of NESIDS, 100% of the central funding is provided to the State Governments of North Eastern Region.
  • The funding is provided for 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.

New guidelines:

  • For the period from 2022-23 to 2025-26, Cabinet approved two components, , NESIDS-Road and NESIDS-Other Than Road Infrastructure (OTRI).
  • The scheme is a central sector scheme with 100% central funding.
  • The decisions of the Government, including the merger of the erstwhile North East Road Sector Development Scheme (NERSDS) into the NESIDS-Road component etc., necessitated the formulation of fresh guidelines to administer and implement the restructured NESIDS during the balance period of the 15th Finance Commission.

The objective of schemes

  • To supplement the efforts of the different Central Ministries & Departments for uncovered development/welfare activities.
  • These schemes help in gap-filling support to the eight North Eastern States as per their felt needs by taking up projects.



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