With Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu visitng New Delhi recently to press for the release of funds post-bifurcation and Hudhud devastation in the state, the Centre has finally released Rs.385 crore, which it said is in line with the recommendations of the 13th Finance Commission.
A statement in New Delhi said Rs.298.82 crore has been released to Andhra Pradesh, that includes towards panchayati raj institutions (PRIs), urban local bodies (ULB) and special area schemes, Rs.2.6 crore for implementation of a statistical system and about Rs.50 crore for other projects. The total amount released to Andhra Pradesh is Rs.384.9 crore.
The amount released to Telangana is Rs.149.87 crore, the statement added. Here’s the break-up:
• Andhra Pradesh (Amount in Rupees)
Implementation of Statistical System = 2.6 Crore
PRI/ULB/Spl. Area = 298.8259 Crore
A.C.A (for other Project) = 49.99 Crore
State Specific New = 33.50 Crore
Total = Rs. 384.918 Crore
• Telangana (Amount in Rupees)
PRI/ULB/Spl. Area = 73.10 Crore
Grant for PRI/ULB/Spl. Area = 76.77 Crore
Total = Rs. 149.87 Crore.