New Delhi, Sep 29: Responding to the appeal by Minister of Statistics Programme Implementation, DV Sadananda Gowda to Members of Parliament on August 24, to contribute from their MPLADS fund for rehabilitation works in affected areas of Kerala, 100 MPs from across India have contributed an amount of Rs 43.66 crore for this purpose, a statement by the Ministry of Statistics Programme Implementation said.
Rs 29.82 crore have been contributed by 56 Rajya Sabha Members and Rs.13.84 crore by 44 Lok Sabha MPs. As many 30 parliamentarians have contributed 1 crore which is the maximum that an MP can contribute while 12 MPs have contributed Rs 50 lakh or more and 12 MPs have contributed Rs 25 lakh. Remaining MPs have contributed between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 25 lakh. Six MPs of Kerala have contributed their MPLADS funds for rehabilitation works.
As per guideline of the MPLAD Scheme, an MP can contribute up to 1 crore from their MPLADS fund for rehabilitation works in affected areas. As many as 14 MPs of Uttar Pradesh, 11 MPs of Maharashtra, 9MPs of Bihar, 7 MPs of Gujarat, 4 MPs each of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana,Punjaband Rajasthan, 3 MPs each of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradeshand Tamilnadu, 2 MPs each of Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal; 1 MP each of Chandigarh, Dadar& Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura have contributed for the rehabilitation works. (UNI)