The Union Government of India on 15 May 2013 announced increment in the Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF), entitled to Uttar Pradesh. The fund has gone up to 818.17 crore rupees for 2013-14 from initial 667 crore rupees.
To release the funds for Uttar Pradesh, the Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj has directed the state Government to submit its annual plan by 25 June 2013. 35 districts of Uttar Pradesh are entitled for the BRGF Scheme.
In 2012-13, Uttar Pradesh failed to get its share of BRGF grants as the Government ordered a probe into the alleged irregularities that was committed during the Mayawati regime and it stopped the work which was being carried on in the BRGF beneficiary districts.
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