PM-DevINE (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 - Governance)

News-CRUX-10     23rd August 2023        

Context: The Prime Minister's Development Initiative for North Eastern Region (PM-DevINE), which was launched to boost the development of North-East India, has recently been revised to better reflect the region's needs and aspirations.

  • The Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region (MDoNER) has issued fresh Scheme Guidelines for the execution of the Cabinet-endorsed North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS) throughout the balance period of the 15th Finance Commission (2022-2026).

About PM-DevINE

  • This initiative, operating as a Central Sector Scheme, was introduced under the framework of the Union Budget for the fiscal year 2022-23.
  • Implemented By: Ministry of Development of the Northeast Region.
  • It has been allocated full 100% funding from the Central government, ensuring direct allocation of resources for development endeavours.
  • Time Constraints: Efforts will be made to complete the PM-DevINE projects by 2025-26.

PM-DevINE Target

  • The creation of infrastructure, 
  • Support industries, 
  • Social development projects and 
  • Create livelihood activities for the youth and women, with a focus on job creation. 
  • These projects will include basic infrastructure in all primary healthcare centres and government schools.
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