The Ministry of Panchayati Raj has issued a Central Grant of Rs. 1500 crore to 60 selected Tribal and Backward districts of 9 states during the current financial year (2010-11) under the Integrated Action Plan (IAP) of these districts. The amount of Grant is Rs. 25 crore per district and is being given under the Development Grant Component of Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) to the concerned States.
The States and the districts are:
|1||Andhra Pradesh (2)||Adilabad, Khammam|
|2||Bihar (7)||Arwal, Aurangabad, Gaya, Jamui, Jehanabad, Nawada and Rohtas|
|3||Chhattisgarh (10)||Bastar, Bijapur, Dantewada, Jashpur, Kanker, Kawardha, Koriya, Narayanpur, Rajnandgaon and Sarguja|
|4||Jharkhand (14)||Bokaro, Chatra, Garhwa, Gumla, Hazaribagh, Kodarma, Latehar, Lohardaga, Paschim Singhbhum, Palamu, Purbi Singhbhum, Ramgarh, Saraikela and Simdega|
|5||Madhya Pradesh (8)||Anuppur, Balaghat, Dindori, Mandla, Seoni, Shahdol, Sidhi and Umaria,|
|6||Maharashtra (2)||Gadchiroli, Gondiya,|
|7||Orissa (15)||Bolangir, Debagarh/Deogarh, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandhamal/Phulbani, Kendujhar/Keonjhar, Koraput, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nabarangapur, Nuapada, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Sonapur and Sundargarh|
|8||Uttar Pradesh (1)||Sonbhadra|
|9||West Bengal (1)||Paschim Medinipur|
The Integrated Action Plan (IAP) has been commenced after an approval by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in November, 2010 with the objective of giving a fillip to development schemes in tribal and backward regions, mostly affected by Naxal violence. It is aimed at quick resolution of problems concerning healthcare, drinking water, education and roads.