In the light of economic recovery, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday decided to resume the suspended MPLAD fund scheme from the remaining part of 2021, with Rs 2 crore to be made available to MPs for constituency development.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur made the announcement at the Cabinet briefing on Wednesday and said from next year onwards Rs 5 crore, the fund enlisted in the scheme, would be made available to MPs as before.
Thakur recalled how the scheme was suspended for 2020-2021 and further to enable fund flow for Covid exigencies.
He said all MPs “went over and above” to support the government decision to suspend MPLADS scheme to make monies available for Covid management.
Now, the Cabinet has decided to resume the scheme as the economy is recovering, Thakur said.