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NORTH EAST

Centre sanctions 98 tourism projects for NE
Newmai News
 SHILLONG, Jan 11 The Union Ministry of Tourism is providing financial assistance to the State Governments in the Northeastern region for development of tourism projects based on the proposals received from the States.

During the 11th Plan, the Ministry has sanctioned various projects in NE, which includes 63 in Sikkim, 37 in Nagaland, 28 in Arunachal Pradesh, 20 in Tripura, 18 in Manipur, 12 in Mizoram, 11 in Meghalaya and 9 in Assam.

The amounts sanctioned for the NE States for promotion of tourism are Rs 3379.51 lakh for Assam, Rs 7956.54 lakh for Arunachal Pradesh, Rs 5488.18 lakh for Manipur, Rs 3341.32 lakh for Meghalaya, Rs 2886.15 lakh for Mizoram, Rs 6087.36 lakh for Nagaland, Rs 16344.53 lakh for Sikkim and Rs 2981.28 lakh for Tripura.