Kerala floods: 102 MPs contribute Rs. 43.67 crore from MPLADS fund for rehabilitation works

New Delhi: The data from the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme, MPLADS division under the Ministry of Statistics & Program Implementation data shows that 102 MPs have contributed Rs. 43.67 crore from MPLADS fund for rehabilitation works in the flood affected areas of Kerala till 8th October, 2018.

Among the MPs, Rs. 29.57 crore has been contributed by 56 Rajya Sabha Members while Rs. 14.10 crore has been the contribution by the 46 Lok Sabha Members. 30 MPs have contributed Rs. One crore each which is the maximum that an MP can contribute. 11 MPs have contributed Rs. 50 Lakh or more while 14 MPs have contributed Rs. 25 lakh. Rest of the MPs have contributed between Rs. 1 lakh to less than Rs. 25 lakh. As per guideline of the Scheme, an MP can contribute upto one crore from their MPLADS fund for the area affected by severe calamity.

According to the details, 14 MPs of Uttar Pradesh, 11 MPs of Maharashtra, 9 MPs of Bihar, 7 MPs of Gujarat, 4 MPs each of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan, 3 MPs each of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, 2 MPs each of Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal; 1 MP each of Chandigarh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura have contributed for the rehabilitation works.

Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) has a provision for Members to contribute funds for rehabilitation and reconstruction works in the areas affected by severe calamity. After declaration of the Kerala floods as calamity of severe nature was made by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Union Minister of Statistics Program Implementation, D. V. Sadananda Gowda issued an appeal to all Members of Parliament on 24th August, 2018 to contribute from their MPLADS fund for rehabilitation works in affected areas of Kerala.

The guidelines have also been simplified so that the work can be undertaken without much delay. The amended guidelines provide for administrative approval for the rehabilitation works under MPLADS at the level of Chief Secretary, Kerala in the flood affected areas / districts. The State Nodal Department overseeing the MPLAD scheme would maintain details on work selected, amount spent, etc and furnish the same to Ministry on quarterly basis which would be utilized for overall reconciliation. A separate Bank Account has been already opened by Government of Kerala to receive this amount. The account has received three crore rupees till now. The Ministry is following up with the concerned Nodal District Authorities of the consenting Members to effect smooth transfer of the funds at the earliest.

Name of Hon’ble MP

Shri Natubhai G. Patel
Farooq Abdullah
Smt. Kirron Kher,
Shri Kalraj Mishra
Sh. Ramesh Chander Kaushik
Shri Ram Vilas Paswan
Shri Gopal Shetty
Shri Rajesh Ranjan
Shri Ranjeet Ranjan
Shri Ramesh Bais
Shri Ramesh Bidhuri
Shri C. L. Ruala
Dr. Swami Sakshi Maharaj
Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Shri Rajendra Agrawal
Shri Richard Hay
Shri Suresh C. Angadi
Shri Raj Nath Singh
Shri M. Badruddin Ajmal
Shri Jual Oram
Smt. Veena Devi
C N Jayadevan
Shri Anil Shirole
Dr. Kambhampati Haribabu
Shripad Yesso Naik
Dr. Kirit P Solanki
Lalu Bhai Patel
Smt. Hema Malini
Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
Shri Prabhatsinh Pratapsinh Chaushan
Dr Gokaraju Ganga Raju
Smt. Krishna Raj
Dr. Kirit Somaiya
Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan
Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel
Ravindra Kumar Pandey
Shri Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel
Smt.Raksha Nikhil Khadse
Shri Paresh Rawal
Shri Arjun Lal Meena
Shri Sankar Prasad Datta
Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil
Shri Shantakumar
Shri Krishanpal Gurjar
Saumitra Khan
Shri Vijaysinh Mohite Patil

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