Maharashtra receives Rs 3,206.41 cr under Bharat Nirman

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Mumbai, Apr 2 (UNI) Maharashtra has received a big disbursement of Rs 3,206.41 crore, under Bharat Nirman Yojana, for the financial year 2007-08 in the Union Budget estimates.

The funds received were outstanding as compared to 2006-07, when the state received funds to the tune of Rs 2,070.25 crore.

The state has received the highest amount of Rs 972.25 crore as Central assistance under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme Scheme (AIBP). The funds sanctioned under the scheme are 27.1 per cent of all-India allocation, which the State holds a population proportionate figure of 9.4 per cent. This is a great achievement for the State. During year 2006-07, the funds received under the scheme were Rs 463.72 crore, an official release said here today.

Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM)-funding, Maharashtra, retaining its last year's position, has received Rs 911.13 crore. This has increased by 13 per cent as compared to last year's figure of Rs 874.70 crore.

All this was possible due to state Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's efforts of meeting various Union Ministers and persuasion.

In 2007-08, Maharashtra has received Rs 404.30 crore for Accelerated Rural Water Supply Scheme, Rs 215.91 crore under Indira Awaas Yojana, Rs 563.96 crore under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Rs 972.25 crore under AIBP and Rs 138.80 crore under Micro Irrigation Scheme. Under Urban Infrastructure Governance, Rs 588.27 crore, under Basic Services for the Urban Poor Rs 185.59 crore, Rs 101.74 crore under Urban Infrastructure Development of Small and Medium Towns Scheme, Rs 55.53 crore under Integrated Housing Slum Development, the release added.

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