Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
09-March-2011 19:29 IST
Over 132 Crore Rupees Utilized Under IAP for Naxal-Affected Districts
The Government approved an Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for 60 Selected Tribal and Backward Districts on 25th November, 2010 and Rs. 1500 crore was released under the Scheme in December, 2010. The implementation of the Scheme has commenced recently and the works taken up by the Districts under IAP are at different stages of implementation. As on 3rd March, 2011, Rs. 132.60 crore was utilized.

The IAP has been approved by the Government with a block grant of Rs. 25 crore and Rs. 30 crore per district during 2010-11 and 2011-12 respectively for which the funds are to be placed at the disposal of the Committee headed by the District Collector and consisting of the Superintendent of Police of the District and the District Forest Officer.

The Development Commissioner/equivalent officer in charge of development in the State is responsible for scrutiny of expenditure and monitoring of the IAP. Macro-level monitoring of the IAP is to be carried out by the Committee headed by the Member-Secretary, Planning Commission. Also, the audit of the accounts will be done by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Gurudas Kamat in written reply to a questions in the Rajya Sabha today.