North Eastern Council

Context: During the financial years 2021-22 and 2022-23, a total of 45 projects costing Rs. 470.75 crore have been sanctioned by North Eastern Council (NEC) in Assam. About North Eastern Council (NEC):
  • The NEC is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region which consists of the eight States:
    • Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
  • Genesis:  The NEC was constituted as a statutory advisory body under the North Eastern Council Act 1971 for the rapid development of the Region.
  • Nodal Ministry:  It falls under the Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region.
Functions of the Council:
  • Advisory body: It may discuss and make recommendations with regards to any matter
    • Concerning inter-State transport.
    • Related to power or flood control projects.
    • Economic and Social planning.
  • Securing: Balanced development of the North-Eastern areas.
  • Review:
    • Implementation of the projects and schemes from time to time.
    • Measures taken by the states for the maintenance of security and public order.
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