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Govt sanctions Rs 100 cr for minority concentrated districts

delhi Updated: Jun 30, 2009 12:16 IST

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In a bid to speed up implementation of multi-sectoral development plans in minority concentrated areas, the Ministry of Minority Affairs has sanctioned Rs 100 crore to nine such districts in various states.

The Ministry has listed 25 Minority Concentrated Districts (MCDs) out of a total of 90 to implement the project under the 100 days Work Plan worked out by the UPA government in its second tenure.

"The multi-sectoral development plans have been approved for nine districts so far and Rs 100 crore have been allocated for the purpose," official sources said.

Out of the nine districts, six are in Assam, one in Karnataka and two in Uttarakhand.

The government has identified 90 districts across India which are relatively backward and falling behind the national average in terms of socio-economic and basic amenities indicators.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has emphasized on speedy implementation of various projects that include multi-sectoral development plans.

The government plans to sanction Rs 200 crore during the first 100 days of UPA government for multi-sectoral development plans for 25 districts across the country, they said.