The state Assembly was informed on Thursday that the Assam government has submitted proposals amounting to Rs 605.16 crore to the Central government for Multi-sectoral Development Programme.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nilamani Sen Deka said the submitted proposals are "under consideration of the Ministry of Minority Affairs", when replying a query by AIUDF MLA Mazibur Rahman.
Deka added, "For the 12th Five Year Plan under MsDP, the tentative allocation...is Rs 525.26 crore as communicated by the Government of India."
He said this allocation is meant for 118 minority concerned blocks and one minority concentrated town in Assam and the Center has so far sanctioned and released Rs 1.20 crore in 2013-14 under the 12th Plan for MsDP.
In a written question by AIUDF MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed, Islam said the Center had allocated funds of Rs 703.5 crore under MsDP during the 11th Five Year Plan.
Of this amount, the Centre sanctioned and released Rs 501.57 crore.
"Government of Assam has released Rs 480.37 crore to the DCs of the districts for implementation of the schemes in 11th Plan. Utilisation Certificate (UC) of Rs 279.19 crore has been received from DCs and UC for balance amount is awaited," the Minister said.