Backward Regions Grant Fund

               

              250 identified backward districts belonging to 27 States (all States excep Goa) are eligible for Development Grants under Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF)  Programme that can be used for filling critical infrastructural gaps and meeting other developmental requirements. 

               

The entitlement and funds released to each of the 27 States under the Development Grant component of BRGF during 2007-08 to 2009-10 are at Annex.

 

No State has been identified as backward under the BRGF as district is the unit for implementation of the Programme.  The backward districts identified for implementation of the Programme include 170 backwardm districts selected by the Inter Ministry Task Group on growing Regional Imbalances constituted by the Planning Commission and 200 districts in which National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme was implemented in its first phase.

 

This information was given by the  Union Minister  of Panchayati Raj Dr. C.P. Joshi in reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

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BRGF Development Grant:   Status of State-wise Entitlement and Releases
                                                   ( as on 31-03-2010)

Rs. in crore

 Sl. No.

State

Annual Entitlement from 2007-08
to 2009-10

Funds released

2007
-08

2008-09

2009-10

1

Andhra Pradesh

335.3

301.9

250.4

335.3

2

Arunachal Pradesh

14.5

0.0

11.1

11.8

3

Assam

157.2

60.0

53.2

56.0

4

Bihar

603.0

538.2

421.6

493.2

5

Chhattisgarh

235.5

224.9

192.5

207.6

6

Haryana

28.4

25.6

22.5

19.4

7

Himachal Pradesh

28.5

25.7

21.5

25.7

8

Gujarat

101.3

0.0

0.0

91.2

9

Jammu And Kashmir

45.9

0.0

40.8

0.0

10

Jharkhand

322.6

0.0

290.3

209.2

11

Karnataka

103.2

84.5

0.0

94.9

12

Kerala

32.3

21.2

0.0

22.2

13

Madhya Pradesh

428.4

378.4

300.4

310.0

14

Maharashtra

253.6

0.0

0.0

228.2

15

Manipur

39.1

34.7

10.0

27.7

16

Meghalaya

37.0

0.0

33.6

21.1

17

Mizoram

23.0

19.2

0.0

19.3

18

Nagaland

37.1

31.9

30.3

37.0

19

Orissa

305.7

262.7

227.8

200.4

20

Punjab

15.7

0.0

0.0

14.1

21

Rajasthan

251.0

300.9

183.5

109.3

22

Sikkim

13.0

0.0

11.7

10.9

23

Tamil Nadu

108.0

0.0

97.2

62.1

24

Tripura

12.2

0.0

11.0

7.7

25

Uttar Pradesh

602.1

0.0

541.7

559.6

26

Uttarakhand

41.9

0.0

0.0

0.0

27

West Bengal

244.9

187.3

142.6

170.6

Funds released for technical support to all the districts @ Rs.10 lakh

 

25.0

 

 

TOTAL

4420.0

2521.9

2893.6

3344.3

 

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