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State gets Rs.31.25 cr RLB basic grant

Spl. Correspondent NEW DELHI, JUN 17 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/17/2020 1:06:08 PM IST

Centre on Wednesday released Rs. 15,187.50 crore to the state governments as first instalment of rural local bodies (RLB) basic grant (united). Nagaland state has been granted Rs. 31.25 crore. 

The office of the union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said “Based on the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission, @FinMinIndia today released Rs 15,187.50 crore to 28 States as the 1st instalment of Rural Local Bodies Basic (Untied) Grants for 2020-21.” It said that the amount would enable the rural local bodies to fight the pandemic and restart economic activities.

The basic grants can be used by the local bodies for location-specific felt needs, except for salary or other establishment expenditure, the department added.

 

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