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provide adequate funds for ST, SC: Manipur govt
Correspondent IMPHAL, OCT 6:
Published on 7 Oct. 2009 2:03 AM IST
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Manipur government has asked its departments to ensure provision of funds in proportion to the population of Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) in the state while preparing recast plan for annual plan 2009-10. The planning department has asked the departments to prepare their recast plan for the current year and submit to the department within October 31, official source said. The plan size for annual plan 2009-10 for Manipur was finalized at Rs 2000 crores in the meeting held between the deputy chairman, planning commission and chief minister of the state on August 19, 2009 in the planning commission. Consequently, the sectoral/sub-sectoral allocation of approved Rs 2000 crores chalked out by the state planning department have been approved by the Cabinet under the chair of the chief minister in it meeting held on September 9. Departments have also been asked not to divert earmarked funds for any specific scheme/project to any other purpose without the approval of planning department. Plan funds should be utilized only for the scheme/item for which funds are earmarked, the official source said. In the sectoral allocation, Rs 8489 lakh is allocated for the rural development programmes like development of rural road under PMGSY, MLA local area development, MSRRDA, NREGS, CD and panchayat, Rs 2119 lakh for special area programmes like border area development programme (BADP) and grant in aid under article 275(1). Government is allocating Rs 28807 lakh for irrigation and flood control for taking up major and medium irrigation, minor irrigation, command area development, flood control (flood protection) and LDA. Rs 17300 lakh for schemes under energy sector (power and non-conventional sources of energy), Rs 9191.83 lakh for industry and minerals, Rs 9054.05 lakh for transport, Rs 1549 for science and technology, Rs 74070.46 lakh for general economic service, Rs 41854.92 for social service sector including education, housing, urban development, labour and labour welfare, Rs 2967.50 lakh for general services like public works and Rs 145.24 lakh for highway patrolling scheme, general administrative service and relief and disaster management. While preparing the recast plan, all departments are required to provide funds in proportion to the population of STs and SCs in the state.

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