Government has earmarked Rs 200 crore each for eight NE states under Aatmanirbhar Bharat package: DoNER minister

The Aatmanirbhar Bharat packages comprise of various long-term schemes/programmes/policies announced with the objective of fighting COVID-19 and to make the country self –reliant.


Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that the Centre has earmarked Rs. 200 crore each for eight Northeaster states under Aatmanirbhar Bharat package.

The Union DoNER minister said that the Centre announced the Aatmanirbhar Bharat package on October 12, 2020 as a special interest-free 50-year loan to states under Capital Expenditure Boost for states package.

In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, the DoNER minister said that the Government of India has announced Aatmanirbhar Bharat packages (ANB) 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 on May 13-17, 2020, October 12, 2020 and November 12, 2020, respectively.

The Aatmanirbhar Bharat packages comprise of various long-term schemes/programmes/policies announced with the objective of fighting COVID-19 and to make the country self –reliant.

Packages/schemes under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan are applicable to the entire country, including northeastern region.
 

First Published:March 18, 2021, 5:21 p.m.

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