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Centre gave Rs 1050 Cr to 7 Backward Districts in AP

18-03-202018-03-2020 15:07:46 IST
2020-03-18T09:37:46.161Z18-03-2020 2020-03-18T09:37:43.053Z - - 21-09-2020

Centre gave Rs 1050 Cr to 7 Backward Districts in AP

The Centre has provided Rs 1050 Crore till date for seven backward districts of Andhra Pradesh since 2014-15, Ministry of Home Affairs said in Parliament today. In a written reply to Y Satyanarayana Chowdary (Sujana Chowdary), the Centre said.

The following is the statement:

The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (APR) Act, 2014 provides that the Central Government shall, while considering the special development package for the successor State of Andhra Pradesh, provide adequate incentives, in particular for Rayalaseema and north coastal regions. Accordingly, seven districts namely, Anantapur, Chittoor, Cuddapah, Kurnool, Srikakulam, Vishakhapatnam and Vizianagaram in Rayalaseema and north coastal region of Andhra Pradesh have been identified for grant of the special development package.

Following the recommendations of NITI Aayog in its report on “Developmental support to the successor State of Andhra Pradesh under Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014”, Government has released an amount of Rs. 1050 crore towards Special Development Package to the successor State of Andhra Pradesh in three instalments of Rs. 350 crore each @ Rs. 50 crore per district per year for the 7 backward districts of the State since 2014-15.

There is no specific allocation in Union Budget for special development package under APR Act, 2014. However, releases towards special development package under APR Act, 2014 are made by the Ministry of Finance from the Budget under Demand No. 38 Transfers to States- Special Assistance.  

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