Sunday 13 May 2012

MPLAD Fund Utilised for Other Activities

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation Shri Srikant Kumar Jena has said that convergence of MPLADS funds has been permitted with Panchayat Yuva krida Aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) and the Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS) for creation of durable sports assets such as development of playfields including leveling of playgrounds in hilly areas, construction of boundary walls in projects from out of the shelf of PYKKA projects, construction of multi-purpose sports halls, athletic tracks, football, hockey turf, etc. as per provisions of the guidelines on MPLADS.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Jena said, representation have been received in the Ministry from time to time with regard to inclusion of additional activities like purchase of books for schools/colleges and libraries, assistance to physically challenged people from MPLADS fund, assistance in the case of Natural and Man-made calamities, etc. These requests are examined in the Ministry and in the cases which are found feasible, subsequent modification, if any, in the guidelines are carried out. The latest modifications/circulars are available on the website:

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