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Total grant of Rs. 45,738 crore has been released to Rural Local bodies so far in 2020-21

The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance has released an amount of Rs.12,351.5 crore to 18 States for providing grants to the Rural Local Bodies (RLBs).  This amount is the 2nd instalment of basic grants released in the financial year 2020-21. 

The grant has been released to 18 States who have provided the Utilisation Certificate for the first instalment and on the recommendation of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. 

The grants to RLBs are released as per the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission to create community assets and improve financial viability of the RLBs.  The grants are provided to all the three tiers of Panchayati Raj -  Village, Block and District to enable pooling of resources across villages and blocks.  

Grant of Rs.12,351 crore released for Rural Local Bodies

The 15th Finance Commission has recommended two types of grants to the RLBs – basic and tied grants.  Basic grants are untied and can be used by the local bodies for location specific felt needs except for salary or other establishment expenditure.  The tied grants can be used for the basic services of (a) sanitation and maintenance of Open Defecation Free (ODF) status and (b) supply of drinking water, rain water harvesting and water recycling.

The grants are meant to ensure additional funds to RLBs over and above the funds allocated by the Centre and the State for sanitation and drinking water under the Centrally Sponsored Schemes like Swachh Bharat and Jal Jeevan Mission. 

The States are required to transfer the grants to the RLBs within 10 working days of receipt from the Union Government.  Any delay beyond 10 working days requires the State Governments to release the grants with interest. 

Earlier, the first instalment of basic grants to RLBs and arrears of 14th Finance Commission amounting to Rs.18,199 crore were released to all the States in June, 2020.  Subsequently, the 1st instalment of tied grants amounting to Rs.15,187.50 crore was also released to all the States.   Thus, a total amount of Rs.45,738 crore of both basic and tied grants has been released so far by the Department of Expenditure to the States for RLBs.  State-wise amount of the grants released so far is enclosed. 

State-wise amount of Rural Local Bodies Grants released in 2020-21

(Rs. In crore)

S.No.

Name of the State

Total RLB grant released

1.

Andhra Pradesh

3137.03

2.

Arunachal Pradesh

418.80

3.

Assam

802.00

4.

Bihar

3763.50

5.

Chhattisgarh

1090.50

6.

Goa

37.50

7.

Gujarat

2396.25

8.

Haryana

948.00

9.

Himachal Pradesh

321.75

10.

Jharkhand

1266.75

11.

Karnataka

2412.75

12.

Kerala

1221.00

13.

Madhya Pradesh

2988.00

14.

Maharashtra

4370.25

15.

Manipur

88.50

16.

Meghalaya

91.00

17.

Mizoram

46.50

18.

Nagaland

62.50

19.

Odisha

1693.50

20.

Punjab

2233.91

21.

Rajasthan

1931.00

22.

Sikkim

31.50

23.

Tamil Nadu

1803.50

24.

Telangana

1385.25

25.

Tripura

143.25

26.

Uttar Pradesh

7314.00

27.

Uttarakhand

430.50

28.

West Bengal

3309.00

Total

45737.99

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