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Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region

Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
Agency overview
Formed September, 2001
Headquarters Vigyan Bhavan Annexe, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi -110 011.
Minister responsible Gen. (Retd.) V. K. Singh
Agency executive , Minister of Development of North Eastern Region
Website .in.govmdoner

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (Assamese: উত্তৰ-পূৰ্বা্ঞ্চল উন্নয়ন মন্ত্ৰালয়) (MDONER) is a Government of India ministry, established in September 2001, which functions as the nodal Department of the Central Government to deal with matters related to the socio-economic development of the eight States of Northeast India, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.[1] It acts as a facilitator between the Central Ministries/ Departments and the State Governments of the North Eastern Region including Sikkim in the economic development including removal of infrastructural bottlenecks, provision of basic minimum services, creating an environment for private investment and to remove impediments to lasting peace and security in the North Eastern Region including, Sikkim.

The current, Minister of Development of North Eastern Region is Vijay Kumar Singh (Minister of state, Independent Charge) since May 2014.[2]

Functions and Responsibilities

The Department of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) was created in 2001 and was accorded the status of a full fledged ministry on May 2004. The ministry is mainly concerned with the creation of infrastructure for economic development of North-Eastern region.

Main activities/functions of the DoNER.

  • Non Lapsible Central Pool of Resources(NLCPR)
  • North Eastern Council (NEC)
  • Coordination with the Central Ministries and the State Govts. of the NE states.
  • Capacity Building
  • Advocacy and Publicity
  • International Cooperation
  • Enterprises of the Department


The ministry has following organisations functioning under it:[3]

  • North Eastern Council (NEC)
  • North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd.(NEDFi)
  • North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC)
  • The Sikkim Mining Corporation Limited. (SMC)
  • North Eastern Handlooms and Handicrafts Development Corporation (NEHHDC)

Cabinet Ministers

B.K. Handique - May 2009 - July 2011

Ministers of state (Independent Charge)

Paban Singh Ghatowar - July 2011 – May 2014

Vijay Kumar Singh - May 2014 - Present[4]


  1. ^ "About us". DONER. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ Organisations DoNER.
  4. ^

External links

  • Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Official website

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