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Government of India
Ministry of Minority Affairs
24-August-2012 20:30 IST
Implementation of the Multi-Sectoral Development Programme in the Minority Concentration Districts
Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) of the Ministry of Minority Affairs is being implemented in 90 Minority Concentration Districts (MCDs) of the country

 

Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) of the Ministry of Minority Affairs is being implemented in 90 Minority Concentration Districts (MCDs) of the country.  Out of the total allocation of Rs. 3,780 crore for 11th Five Year Plan, project proposals for Rs. 3,758 crore have been approved and Rs. 3,005.48 crore have been released for construction of 3,01,556 IAY houses; 2,632 health centers; 27,875 anganwadi centers; 704 school buildings; 13,825 additional classrooms in schools/madarsa; 334 hostels for boys and girls; 71 it is; 31 polytechnics; 35,079 drinking water supply works; and 30,314 solar lantern/ light in these 90 MCDs. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Shri Vincent H. Pala, Minister of State for Minority Affairs, said that the entire allocation for 11th Five Year Plan  could not be released to the States/UTs due to non- submission of adequate plan proposals by some States/UTs,  delay in submission of Utilization Certificates,  and promulgation of Model Code of Conduct in some of the States due to elections resulting in delay of issue of sanctions of project proposals.   

The budget allocation made for the MsDP during each of the last three years and the current year is as under:

Financial Year                                                 Allocation

                                                                        (Rs.in crore)

                                                            BE                               RE

2009-10                                               990.00                         990.00

2010-11                                               1,400.00                      1,327.32

2011-12                                               1,218.40                      1,136.36

2012-13 (Current Year)                      999*                                 -

           

* This does not include new schemes for 100 towns and 1,000 villages and strengthening District Implementing Agencies to be covered under MsDP.

 

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