Assam submits Rs 605 crore proposals to Minority Affairs Ministry

The Assam government has submitted proposals amounting to Rs 605.16 crore to the Central government for Multi-sectoral Development Programme, the state Assembly was informed.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 07, 2014, 15:56 PM IST

Guwahati: The Assam government has submitted proposals amounting to Rs 605.16 crore to the Central government for Multi-sectoral Development Programme, the state Assembly was informed on Thursday.

Replying to a query by AIUDF MLA Mazibur Rahman during the Question Hour, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nilamani Sen Deka said the submitted proposals are "under consideration of the Ministry of Minority Affairs".
On behalf of Welfare of Minorities and Development Minister Nazrul Islam, Deka also said, "For the 12th Five Year Plan under MsDP, the tentative allocation...is Rs 525.26 crore as communicated by the Government of India."

He said this allocation is meant for 118 minority concerned blocks and one minority concentrated town in Assam.

The Centre has so far sanctioned and released Rs 1.20 crore in 2013-14 under the 12th Plan for MsDP.

In a written question by AIUDF MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed, Islam said the Centre had allocated funds of Rs 703.5 crore under MsDP during the 11th Five Year Plan.
Of this amount, the Centre sanctioned and released Rs 501.57 crore, he added.

"Government of Assam has released Rs 480.37 crore to the DCs of the districts for implementation of the schemes in 11th Plan. Utilisation Certificate (UC) of Rs 279.19 crore has been received from DCs and UC for balance amount is awaited," the Minister said.