Latest

India to undertake construction of 73 roads along with Indo – China border

India to undertake construction of 73 roads along with Indo – China border

India to undertake construction of 73 roads along with Indo – China border

New Delhi: The Government has decided to undertake construction of 73 roads of operational significance along Indo-China border. Out of these 73 roads, 46 roads are being constructed by Ministry of Defence and 27 roads by Ministry of Home Affairs. Out of 73 roads, 24 roads have been completed. The project is likely to be completed by the year 2020.

The proposal was expected to be completed in the year 2012-13 but the Executive Agencies have not adhered to the time schedule due to very high altitude and mountainous, rugged and difficult terrain.

The following measures have been taken to expedite the road project:nathula pass

i. A Steering Committee has been set up under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Border Management), Ministry of Home Affairs to review and monitor the progress of construction of these roads. The Committee meets periodically to sort out various bottlenecks in the implementation of the project with all agencies concerned including State Governments.

ii. States of Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh have constituted the Empowered Committee to resolve the issues related to land acquisition, forest/ wildlife clearance, allotment of quarries etc.

iii. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has accorded general approval under Section (2) of the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980 for diversion of forest land for construction and widening of border roads in the areas falling within 100 Kms aerial distance from the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

iv. Ministry of Defence has approved Long Term Roll On Work Plan (LTROWP) and Long Term Equipment Plan (LTEP) for construction of border roads.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to question by Shri R. Dhruva Narayana in the Lok Sabha today.

More in Latest

  • Prime Minister Modi lays foundation stone of newest AIIMS in Bathinda

    NVONews Desk, Bathinda: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today laid the Foundation Stone of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Bathinda in Punjab. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that social infrastructure is essential for the development of every nation, and therefore, we need top quality...

  • Vice President Ansari says neglect of healthcare will have negative impact on India’s economy

    Vice President Ansari says neglect of healthcare will have a negative impact on India’s economy New Delhi: The Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari has said that neglect of healthcare will have a negative impact on India’s economy combined with rising population. He was addressing on the occasion of 20th Anniversary...

  • During International Trade Fair Union Minister for Steel to inaugurate ministry’s pavilion

    During International Trade Fair Union Minister for Steel to inaugurate ministry’s pavilion New Delhi: The Ministry of Steel, Government of India announces the inauguration of the Ministry of Steel Pavilion at the 36th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF), the largest integrated trade fair on Monday i.e. 14th November, 2016, at...

  • No scarcity of sugar as India has enough sugar stocks – Ram Vilas Paswan

    No scarcity of sugar as India has enough sugar stocks – Ram Vilas Paswan New Delhi: Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan today reviewed prices and availability of sugar in the country in a meeting with senior officials of his Ministry. After review he said that...

  • Union Minister says organic farming integrated with bio diversity

    Union Minister says organic farming integrated with bio diversity  New Delhi: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh has said that there are unlimited potentialities of agriculture in North Eastern states, therefore, Central Government is focusing exclusively on the development of agricultural sector in north eastern states. The Minister said...

  • Beneficiary of Venture Capital Fund scheme for SC Entrepreneurs Comes Into Focus

    Beneficiary of Venture Capital Fund scheme for SC Entrepreneurs Comes Into Focus with New Launch New Delhi: Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (I/C) for AYUSH launched “Elixir for Life”, an Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine at a function here today. Shri Giriraj Singh, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises was...

  • Chakma migrants discuss their issues with top minister

    Chakma migrants discuss their issues with top minister  New Delhi: A delegation of All India “Chakma” Social Forum called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here yesterday and sought his intervention...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 brand destroyed, may cost unprecedented huge sum

    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 brand destroyed, may cost unprecedented huge sum ViewsHeadlines Tech Correspondent, Samsung Galaxy Note...