Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North-East(PM-DevINE) Scheme – UPSC Prelims

Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North-East(PM-DevINE) Scheme:
  • PM-DevINE Scheme will fund infrastructure and social development projects based on the needs felt in the North-East.
  • Announced in 2022 budget.
  • Objective: To enable livelihood activities for youth and women and fill the gap in various sectors.
  • Implementation: The scheme will be implemented through the North-Eastern Council.
  • The scheme will not be a substitute for existing central and state schemes.
  • Schemes covered under PM-DevINE: The list of projects that will be initially funded under the scheme will be:
    • Establishment of Dedicated Services for the Management of Pediatric and Adult Hematolymphoid Cancers in North East India, Guwahati (Multi-State)
    • NECTAR Livelihood Improvement Project (Multi-State)
    • Promoting Scientific Organic Agriculture in North East Indian (Multi-State)
    • Construction of Aizawl By-pass on Western Side
    • Gap funding for Passenger Ropeway system for Pelling to Sanga-Choeling in West Sikkim
    • Gap funding for Eco-friendly Ropeway (Cable Car) from Dhapper to Bhaleydhunga in South Sikkim
    • Pilot Project for Construction of Bamboo Link Road at Different Locations in Various Districts in the State of Mizoram among others.