Backward Regions Grant Fund

Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Dr.C.P.Joshi today informed the Lok  Sabha Since 2006-07, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj is releasing funds to the States under the Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) to redress regional imbalances in development.

The details of funds sanctioned and utilized under the BRGF are at Annex.

Funds under the BRGF are released against the proposals received from the States comprising of District Plans duly consolidated by the District Planning Committees and approved by the State High Powered Committee, Utilization Certificates (UCs) and Progress Reports for earlier releases.  Because of non-submission of the proposals in time, none of the 27 States have been able to claim their full allocation as per the sanctioned budget since 2006-07.

The UCs have become due for all funds sanctioned till 31.03.2009.  The States of Assam, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Meghalaya and Uttarakhand have to report utilization for substantial portion of funds released to them.

In reply to a written question Dr. Joshi told the house that his  Ministry does not propose to implement any other scheme than the BRGF to remove the regional imbalances.

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Annex

BRGF Grants:  Status of State-wise Funds Released and Utilized during 2007-08 to 2010-11 (As on 22/07/2010)

Amount in Rs. crore

S.No.

State

2007-08 to 2009-10

 

2010-11*

Funds Released

Utilization Reported

Release

 

Andhra Pradesh

922.65

844.56

209.12

Arunachal Pradesh

25.74

9.83

0.00

Assam

169.24

51.61

0.00

Bihar

1478.72

1095.58

51.83

Chhattisgarh

646.43

520.36

24.34

Gujarat

102.64

5.50

0.00

Haryana

70.60

63.56

4.60

Himachal Pradesh

78.48

49.91

0.00

Jammu And Kashmir

49.78

10.01

0.00

Jharkhand

520.45

197.21

0.00

Karnataka

197.74

142.44

31.49

Kerala

47.39

16.30

0.00

Madhya Pradesh

1042.51

709.88

0.00

Maharashtra

257.99

169.73

129.57

Manipur

76.99

47.26

0.00

Meghalaya

61.01

24.26

0.00

Mizoram

42.45

37.21

11.33

Nagaland

108.24

77.75

0.00

Orissa

733.23

623.23

120.90

Punjab

15.08

11.82

11.82

Rajasthan

625.82

455.57

46.76

Sikkim

24.26

17.67

0.00

Tamil Nadu

175.60

140.93

0.00

Tripura

20.36

7.68

0.00

Uttar Pradesh

1146.91

1056.57

408.53

Uttarakhand

9.00

0.00

0.00

West Bengal

532.92

430.96

101.98

Total

9182.23

6817.39

1152.27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Utilisation Certificates are due only for releases upto 31.03.2010.

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