FinMin release grants for rural civic infrastructure
The Ministry of Finance's Department of Expenditure on Monday released Rs 3,385.7 crore to 25 states for providing grants to the rural local bodies. Released as per the 15th Finance Commission's recommendations, it is the 1st instalment of the 'Tied Grant' of 2021-22.
UP received the highest grant at Rs 2,162.4 crore, followed by Maharashtra at Rs 1,292.1 crore and Bihar at Rs 1,112.7 crore. So far this year, the central government has released funds worth Rs 25,129.98 crore.
Tied grants are released to rural local bodies for improving sanitation and maintenance of open-defecation free status and supply of drinking water, rainwater harvesting and water recycling. Of the total grant-in-aid allocated for Panchayati Raj institutions, 60 per cent is 'Tied Grant'.