Saturday, November 27, 2010

Central nod to Rs 25-cr scheme for Naxal-hit states

Nov 27, 8:43 PM
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a special scheme for 60 districts in nine states affected by Left Wing extremism.

Giving details, Home Minister P Chidambaram said Rs 25 crore would be given to each of the district as grant for the current fiscal and Rs 30 crore in the next financial year.

He said the funds would be made available to a three-member committee headed by the District Collector. The committee will clear the project in consultations with other district officers and will be responsible for the implementation of the projects.

The State Development Commissioners will monitor the implementation of the projects in their states.
Chidambaram said development under the scheme should be visible by March.

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