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Government of India
Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
30-August-2012 17:00 IST
MPLAD Fund for Drinking Water Scheme
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation Shri Srikant Kumar Jena has said that Government introduced the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) in the year 1993 to create durable community assets including assets of national priority viz drinking water, irrigation, roads, school buildings, etc.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Jena said, with the experience gained over years and having considered the suggestions of different stake holders, it was felt necessary to carry out a comprehensive revision of the Guidelines from time to time.

He said, with enhancement of the annual allocation of the MPLADS fund, the scope of MPLAD Scheme has been extended to include more items e.g. rehabilitation works in the areas affected by the calamities, installation of Early Warning Systems, construction of multi-purpose sports facilities, books to libraries, computers to schools, motorized tricycles to differently abled persons, Railway Halt Stations, etc.