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Over 80 % of MPLADS projects in rural areas

The scheme has created various durable community assets which have impacted the social, cultural and economic life of the local community

GN Bureau | March 16, 2017


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About 82% works of MPLADS projects were in the rural areas and 18% works were in the urban/semi urban areas, the Lok Sabha was informed.
 
The ministry of statistics and programme implementation has undertaken third party physical monitoring of the MPLADS works in selected districts through independent agencies viz NABARD Consultancy Services Private Limited (NABCONS) and Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) Limited. Programme Evaluation Organization (PEO) of erstwhile Planning Commissionhad also conducted an evaluation of the Scheme.
 
Union minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that NABCONS had reported that the MPLAD Scheme is a unique scheme having the characteristic feature of de-centralized development founded on the wide scale application of the principle participatory development and has resulted in the creation of fairly good quality assets towards economic and social infrastructure, which has had an overall positive impact on the local economy, social fabric and feasible environment.
 
AFC in its report concluded that about 82% works were in the rural areas and 18% works were in the urban/semi urban areas. It was also reported that the scheme has created various durable community assets which have impacted the social, cultural and economic life of the local community in one way or the other.
 
PEO in its report inter alia mentioned that “The impact of the scheme as felt by the knowledgeable persons and local people indicate that about 65% of the created assets have been rated as good and overwhelming majority of them have opined that the created assets are as per the felt needs and has improved their quality of life.”
 
 

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