House apprised of NC Hills fund position

GUWAHATI, July 16 – The North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council received an amount of over Rs 648 crore under different schemes from Central and State Governments during the period from 2001-02 to 2009-10. This was disclosed by the Minister in charge of Hill Areas Development, Khorsing Ingty in reply to a question by Keshab Mahanta in the State assembly on Wednesday.

The Minister said that the figures did not include the funds allocated for the schemes implemented by the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), National Rural Health Mission, Sarba Shiksha Abhijan, Backward Region Grant Fund, Rashtriya Sama Vikas Yojana and the PMGSY. The figures also did not include the non plan funds allocated for payment of salaries, wages, repairing and maintenance.

The Minister said that up to 2006-07, the Council used to receive funds directly from different Government departments, but since then the Council has been receiving funds through single window system from the Hill Areas Department.