Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
30-August-2012 17:08 IST
Works under MPLAD Scheme
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation Shri Srikant Kumar Jena has said that the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) envisages creation of durable community assets of national priorities viz. drinking water, primary education, public health, sanitation and roads, etc.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Jena 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 natural 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.

He said, with a view to make the MPLAD Scheme more effective on the basis of suggestions of different stake holders and with the experience gained over years, the provisions of the scheme are being revised from time to time.