NITI Aayog allocates additional 4 Cr to Ri Bhoi District

Shillong, Aug 02: The National Institution for Transforming India has allocated an additional Rs 4 crore to Ri Bhoi District under Aspirational Districts Programme for good performance.

In a letter to Chief Secretary of Meghalaya , MS Rao, the CEO of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant informed that an additional allocation to Districts securing ranks through the challenge method under the Aspirational Districts Programme is being provided.

Meghalaya’s Ri Bhoi District secured a good rank on the basis of performance in the month of February – June, 2020 and has become entitled to receive an additional allocation of Rs.4 Crores, the letter stated.

The CEO also congratulated the Ri Bhoi Deputy Commissioner and team for the excellent performance.

As per the scheme guidelines, the District is to prepare a Plan of Action or Project Proposal and send to NITI Aayog for approval.

It may be mentioned that NITI Aayog has constituted a Project Management Unit (PMU), comprising of a team of ADB and UNDP experts, to assist the district in formulation of projects and the district is to submit the plan of action to the PMU by 30th September, 2020 for availing of the additional allocation of Rs.4 Crores.