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Delhi govt to increase MLA LAD fund from Rs 4 cr to 10 cr

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government approved today a proposal to increase the MLA Local Area Development (LAD) fund from Rs 4 crore to 10 crore annually.

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by

Informing the Assembly about the Cabinet's decision, Deputy said that it was a demand of every to increase the MLALAD fund.

"The Cabinet has decided to increase the MLA LAD fund from the existing Rs 4 crore to Rs 10 crore in a year," Sisodia told the Assembly on the second day of the Monsoon Session.

In Delhi, an MLA currently gets Rs 4 crore in a year to execute various works in his or her constituency.

Urban Development Minister said that the Cabinet's decision will be implemented this year.

Sisodia said that the Cabinet has also approved another proposal to set up a foreign language academy in the national capital, apart from several Indian language academies like Telugu, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Gujarati, among others.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 15:05 IST