Hyderabad: Throughout last year, Telangana state has been at the receiving end of a tsunami of funds. Compared with Andhra Pradesh, the state has been getting a lot more funds from the Centre.
Except for one or two schemes, the Centre has released funds as allocated in the budget. The Central government has allotted Rs 21,631 crore to various schemes and institutions in the current financial year and till the end of December 2017 the Centre has released Rs 19,601 crore. In addition to this, the Centre has released about Rs 9,000 crore towards centrally-sponsored schemes.
The Centre has allotted more funds to the national-level institutions and schemes in Telangana state. For the Pradhana Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana scheme, the Centre has allotted Rs 73.20 crore and released Rs 69.20 crore. For Anganwadi services the Centre has allotted Rs 272.53 crore and all funds were released.
For the National Hydrology project, the Centre has allotted Rs 16.57 crore and all funds were released by the end of December 2017.
Under the urban rejuvenation mission the Centre has allotted Rs 21.83 crore to TS and all funds were released.
For the Tribal Research institute centre has sanctioned Rs 261.50 crore to TS and Rs 256.80 crore released. Under universal Services Obligation Fund centre and AID to voluntary organisations working for the welfare of STs, the Centre has sanctioned Rs 30 lakh, but funds did not release till December 2017. To support the national-level institutions, the Centre has allotted Rs 18.37 crore and released Rs 14.89 crore.
Under Special Assistance, the Centre has allotted Rs 21.68 crore and released it too. For the Technology Development board, the centre has sanctioned Rs 223 crore and released Rs 194 crore. Under the National programme of ‘mid-day meals’ in schools, the Centre sanctioned Rs 154 crore and all funds were released to TS.