The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) led by the Prime Minister has given its nod to the continuation of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) till the term of the 14th Finance Commission i.e. 31st March 2020.
The MPLADS funds are released to the nodal District Authorities on receipt of requisite documents and as per provisions of Guidelines on MPLADS.
The MPLAD Scheme was launched in 1993-94, and it is an ongoing Central Sector Scheme (CSS).
Since its inception in 1993-94 till August 2017, a total number of 18,82,180 works for Rs. 44,929.17 crore have been sanctioned by MPLADS fund.
The MPLAD Scheme enables the MPs (Members of Parliament) to suggest works for the creation of durable community assets based on locally felt needs to be taken up in their constituencies in the area of national priorities namely drinking water, sanitation, education, public health, roads etc.
The Scheme is governed by a set of guidelines, which have been last revised in June 2016.
Through the MPLAD Scheme, the entire population across the country will be benefited through the creation of durable assets of locally felt needs, namely drinking water, sanitation, education, public health, roads etc.
The MPLAD Scheme has resulted in the creation of various durable community assets which have impacted the social, cultural and economic life of the local communities in one way or the other.