New Delhi: The Union Cabinet yesterday approved the resumption of MPLADS (MP Local Area Development Scheme). The scheme was stopped in March 2020 to tackle and Gather funds for the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Under this scheme, MP’s get INR 5 crores to develop their local residing area under their own will. The center monitors the use of the funds. Union I&B Minister Anurag Thakur announced during a press conference immediately after the decision. Under this scheme, INR 5 crore will be given under the scheme. However, in this FY INR, 2 crores will be dispatched.
The scheme has been extended to 2025-26 and it will cost the government Rs 17,417 crore. The Decision of stopping the scheme last year grabbed sharp reactions from the Opposition. Congress Party called it “Undemocratic”.
Anurag Thakur while addressing the media said, “I am glad to share it with you, the way economic recovery has taken place and we have seen growth in various sectors as well, The PM has decided to restore MPLAD Scheme for the remaining period of fiscal 2021-22.”