6 Mar 2014

Allocation Under the District Compoenet of BRGF for 2014-15 Increased to Rs. 5900 Crore.

The allocation under the district component of the Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) Programme for the year 2014-15 has been increased to Rs.5900 Crore from the current year’s allocation of Rs. 2800 Crore. 

This is 110.71 % increase over current year’s allocation.

Government has released Rs. 2689.14 Crore till 18th February 2014 out of the current year’s budgetary allocation of Rs. 2800 Crore for the distinct component of BRGF . 

This is 95.29% of the total budgetary allocation. The funds under BRGF has been released to 272 districts in 27 states. 

Highest amount of Rs 440.53 Crore .has been given to Bihar followed by Andhra Pradesh with Rs. 325.62 Crore and Odisha with Rs. 283.63 Crore.

The BRGF Programme is designed to redress regional imbalances in development. It provides financial resources for supplementing and converging existing developmental inflows into identified districts with a view to bridge critical gaps in local infrastructure and other development requirements. 

The Development Grants under the BRGF are untied in nature and are basically utilized in implementing works/activities/ included in the Action Plan prepared by the Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies in a participatory and decentralized mode. 

BRGF funds are required to be transferred to the Implementing Entities (IEs) within 15 days of the release of funds to the Consolidated Fund of the States failing which penal interest is required to be paid by the State to the IEs. 

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