Centre grants Rs 24.14 cr aid to Bihar, MP, UP under SGSY

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New Delhi, Feb 12 (UNI) The Ministry of Rural Development has released Rs 24.14 crore towards Central share for the implementation of Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) to the States of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh during the current financial year (2007-08).

Of the sanctioned amount the District Rural Development Agencies (DRDA) of Jamui, Munger, Patna, Saharsa and Sheikhpura in Bihar will get Rs 9,98 crore as 1st installment from the Central Allocation of Rs 19.66 crores. The amount of 1st installment for these districts consist of Rs 2.12 crore, 1.32 crore, 3.33 crore, 2.46 crore and 72.19 lakh respectively.

In the case of Madhya Pradesh the grant is for Rs. 5.27 crore.

From it the DRDAs of Balaghat, Rewa, Shivpuri and Vidisha are to receive the 2nd installment of grant of . 2.49 crore, 1.46 crore, 58 lakhs and 73 lakhs respectively. The DRDAs of Uttar Pradesh will receive Rs 8.89 crores as second installment of SGSY.

This include Banda (Rs 1.24 crore), Hardoi (Rs 4.79 crore) and Kanpur Dehat (Rs 2.86 crore).

The release of funds is subject to audit by Internal Audit of the Ministry of Rural Development and the amount should be utilised on the programmes as per approved guidelines of SGSY. The funding pattern will be 75:25 by the Centre and State.


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