Centre grants Rs 1.87 crore to four states for RGNDWM

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New Delhi, Apr 8 (UNI) The Centre has granted Rs 1.87 crore to Karnataka, Gujarat, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Bihar as Grant-in-Aid towards the Monitoring and Investigation Units under the Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission of the Centrally Sponsored Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme for the bygone financial years.

Karnataka has been granted Rs. 29.325 lakh for the financial year 2006-07 while Rs.31.9995 lakh have been allocated to Gujarat for the Gujarat Water Supply and Sewage Board, Gandhinagar for the Financial year 2005-06. The allocation for West Bengal for the year 2005-06 stands at Rs.30.52 lakh.

In the case of Rajasthan the allocation of Rs.56.48 lakh is for the financial years 2005-06 and 2006-07 respectively. Whereas in the case of Bihar the Central Assistance of Rs.38.243 lakh has been distributed as Rs.11.628 lakh for 2003-04; Rs.12.905 lakh for 2004-05 and Rs.13.71 lakh for 2005-06 respectively.

The utilization certificate is required to be submitted in respect of the above release and this release is subject to adjustment in receipt of the certified audited expenditure figures for the year from the Accountant General in the concerned state.

Meanwhile, Rs.2.92 crore has been granted to Karnataka towards the release of third instalment of funds under the Haryali Guidelines for implementing the Centrally sponsored scheme 'Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWDP) in the four districts of the state during the financial year 2007-08. The districts are Uttar Kannada, Shimoga, Chitradurga and Raichur, in which the allocated funds will be given to the concerned Zilla Parishads.

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