Central government Rs 38,078 crore had been allocated various schemes

Bengaluru : Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday reviewed the progress of 11 main centrally sponsored schemes (CSSs) in Karnataka and mentioned that the Central authorities had sanctioned 23% of the allocated funds in the primary quarter of the present monetary year .

Rs 38,078 crore had been allocated for implementation of varied centrally sponsored schemes. The Central authorities’s share was Rs 17,536 crore out of which Rs4,074 crore (23%) had been handed over to Karnataka until June-end.

Mr Yediyurappa chaired a meeting on CSSs with Ministers and senior officers of varied departments.

In 2020-21, the Centre had put aside Rs 18,715 crore for centrally sponsored schemes, however the precise sum was Rs 16,320 crore, constituting 87% of the entire allocation.

He mentioned the Central authorities’s allocation to Karnataka has been elevated from Rs 600 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 17,5366 crore in 2021-22. He instructed officers to take steps for time-bound implementation of schemes, equivalent to MGNREGA, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Jal Jeevan Mission, mid-day meal, National Health Mission, National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Fund, and Pradhan Mantri Awaz Yojana.

Noting the irregularities in some of the CSSs, the Chief Minister requested Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar to carry conferences with heads of the departments involved for correct implementation of the schemes.

He additionally directed officers to submit completion certificates to the departments involved in the Central authorities to avail funds on time.

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