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BRGF Odisha
Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) is a Central Scheme launched in 20 (Twenty) Districts viz: Balangir, Bargarh (included in 2012-13), Boudh, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Keonjhar, Koraput, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur & Sundargarh of the State. 3921 Gram Panchayats (GPs), 217 Panchayat Samitis (PSs), 1 Municipal Corporation, 22 Municipalities and 50 NACs are covered under this scheme.
  • The scheme is aimed to redress the regional imbalances in development, bridge critical gaps in local infrastructure and other developmental requirements, strengthen Panchayat and Municipality level governance with more appropriate capacity building, provide professional support to local bodies for planning and improve the performance of Panchayats.
  • Under this scheme, Annual Plan is prepared by Panchayats through Gram Sabhas and ULBs. through Ward Sabhas and District Planning Committee (DPC) consolidate these plans into District Plan in keeping with the “Vision” of the District set out in the Planning Commission’s guidelines.
  • Special care is taken for SCs/ STs by preparing a separate Sub-plan within the Plan of each Panchayat and ULB showing the scheme-wise allocations for SCs/ STs.
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and ULBs use BRGF funds of any purpose within the items that are devolved to them respectively as listed in the 11th & 12th Schedule of the Constitution respectively.
  • 100% fund is provided by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India as Central Grant.
  • Provision of Rs.305.67 Cr. have been made till 2010-11, Rs.320.96 Cr. during 2011-12 and Rs.340.03 Cr. (including Rs.19.07 Cr. of Bargarh district) during 2012-13 towards developmental work.
  • Rs.9.00 Cr. was earmarked annually for Capacity Building for 19 districts till 2011-12 and from 2012-13 it has been raised to Rs.20.00 Crore including Rs.1.00 Cr. for Bargarh.
  • During 2013-14, Govt. of India has again raised the annual entitlement of 20 BRGF Districts to Rs.417.01 Cr. under BRGF Development Grant.
  • As per orders of State Govt. instructions have been issued to earmark funds in the following manner:
    • The amount of fund for Urban Areas will be – “Percentage of urban population in the District + 15% extra or 40% of the total fund for the District, whichever is lower”.
    • The balance amount of fund shall be earmarked for Rural Areas and distributed amongst the PRIs as indicated below: a) GP - 50%; b) PS(Block) - 30% ; c) ZP - 20%
    • a) GP - 50%; b) PS(Block) - 30% ; c) ZP - 20%
  • All BRGF works in Rural Areas worth up to Rs.5.00 Lakh only shall be taken up through Village Labour Leader (VLL) system. However, works worth of more than Rs.5.00 Lakh, which demand technical competency, shall be executed through open tender process. In case, where BRGF fund is dovetailed with NREGS fund, the mode of execution shall be as per the NREGS guideline.
  • Projects not less than Rs.4.00 lakh at District level and not less than Rs.2.00 lakh at Panchayat Samiti (Block) and Gram Panchayat (GP) levels shall be taken up.
  • In the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) areas, projects not less than Rs. 2.00 lakh shall be executed and the mode of execution will be through open tender process.
Progress of BRGF during FY 2011-2012
BRGF(Government Of India)
Policy / Instructions / Executive Orders (Govt. Of Odisha)

Physical & Financial Performance