Non-release of funds to Sikkim for tourism projects

Delh: As per the available records, there are 43 (forty three) projects under Product Infrastructure Development at Destinations and Circuits (PIDDC) in the State of Sikkim with a total approved cost of Rs.292.44 crore requiring financial assistance from Centre.

The outstanding liabilities in respect of these projects is reportedly Rs.151.66 crore.

States were requested to complete the projects through their own resources, after the PIDDC Scheme was delinked from central support with effect from 2015-16.

The completed/substantially completed PIDDC projects in the North Eastern States have been meanwhile considered for funding by North Eastern Council (NEC), within their overall availability of resources.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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