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Centre released Rs. 34.35 cr Nirbhaya fund for Nagaland

DIMAPUR, JUL 22 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/22/2021 12:59:40 PM IST

Nagaland has been sanctioned Rs. 34.35 crore for Nirbhaya funded projects/schemes out of which Rs. 21.43 crore was utilized.

Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha Thursday, said that out of an allocation Rs.6212.85 crore (including Rs. 500 crore allocated to Ministry of Women and Child Development in the year Financial Year 2021-22) till date, under Nirbhaya Fund, a sum of Rs. 4087.37 crore was disbursed/released by the concerned ministries/ departments and a sum of Rs. 2871.42 crore has been reported to be utilized.

Accordingly, the ministry said that Rs. 34.35 crore was released for Nagaland while the “empowered group” (EC) had also appraised Nirbhaya Shelter Home for Nagaland at Rs. 2.84 crore.

Since its inception of Nirbhaya Fund, schemes/ projects worth Rs. 9764.30 cr. have been appraised by the Empowered Committee(EC).

An Empowered Committee (EC) of Officers constituted under the Framework for Nirbhaya Fund appraises and recommends the proposals for funding under Nirbhaya Fund and also reviews the status of implementation of approved projects from time to time in conjunction with the concerned ministries/ departments/ implementing agencies. After appraisal by the EC, the concerned ministries/ departments obtain approval of the competent financial authority (CFA) and release funds out of their respective departmental budgets and implement the project /scheme either directly or through states implementing agencies.

 

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