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102 MPs contribute Rs 43.67 cr from MPLADS fund for flood-hit Kerala

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As many as 102 parliamentarians contributed a total of Rs 43.67 crore from their Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) fund for rehabilitation works in flood-affected Kerala, according to the

Of them, 56 members contributed Rs 29.57 crore and 46 members gave Rs 14.10 crore for the relief works.

The data of the MPLADS division under the shows that 102 members of Parliament (MPs) have contributed Rs 43.67 crore from MPLADS fund for rehabilitation works in till October 8, 2018, a ministry statement said.

As many as 30 MPs contributed Rs 1 crore each which is the maximum that an can contribute. Eleven MPs gave Rs 50 lakh or more, while 14 MPs contributed Rs 25 lakh. Rest contributed between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 25 lakh.

As per the guideline of the scheme, an can contribute up to 1 crore from their MPLADS fund for the area affected by severe calamity.

The 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 floods as calamity of severe nature by the Ministry of Home Affairs, of Statistics Program Implementation, D V Sadananda Gowda, issued an appeal to all MPs on August 24, 2018 to contribute from their MPLADS fund for rehabilitation works in affected areas of

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 21:00 IST