Review of Schemes

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Union Minister of Panchayati Raj Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh today informed the Rajya Sabha that his Ministry releases funds to the States under the Development Grant component of the Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) for onward transmission to the Local Bodies including the Panchayats, the Municipalities and other local bodies in the 250 districts identified as backward. The funds released during the last three years are as below:

  • 2007-08: Rs.2521.67 crore
  • 2008-09: Rs.2893.55 crore
  • 2009-10: Rs. 3344.33 crore

Replying to a written question the minister said the BRGF requires the identified districts to submit their integrated District Plans, consolidated by the District Planning Committees based on the unit plans prepared by the local bodies. During 2010-11, 242 out of 250 districts have submitted the District Plans. State-wise details are given in the Annex. And the funds under the BRGF are released only after obtaining the Utilisation Certificates, progress reports and audit reports in respect of the grants released earlier. All the States/ districts, mentioned in Annex, have filed these details to the stipulated extent, except for Uttarakhand (Champawat district) which had not received these grants earlier.

He said Government reviews implementation of its schemes in States periodically; and the progress is reviewed by way of national review meetings, periodic communications/ advisories, video conferences, visits of officers of the Ministry to the States, etc. Further, State Governments also review the progress at various levels.


District Plans Received from the States/ Districts in 2010-11

Sl. No. State Districts Plans received
1 Andhra Pradesh 13
2 Arunachal Pradesh 1
3 Assam 5
4 Bihar 36
5 Chhattisgarh 13
6 Gujarat 6
7 Haryana 2
8 Himachal Pradesh 2
9 Jammu & Kashmir 3
10 Jharkhand 21
11 Karnataka 5
12 Kerala 2
13 Madhya Pradesh 24
14 Maharashtra 12
15 Manipur 3
16 Meghalaya 3
17 Mizoram 2
18 Nagaland 3
19 Orissa 19
20 Punjab 1
21 Rajasthan 12
22 Sikkim 1
23 Tamil Nadu 6
24 Tripura 1
25 Uttar Pradesh 34
26 Uttarakhand 1
27 West Bengal 11
Total 224


Press Information Bureau, March 3, 2011