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Finance Ministry releases Rs. 31.25 cr to Nagaland as rural local bodies grant

Finance Ministry, Government of India, releases Rs. 31.25 cr to Nagaland state as rural local bodies grant on Wednesday, June 17

Kohima, June 18 (NE): The Ministry of Finance, Government of India on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 released Rs 15,187 crore to 28 states as grants to rural local bodies to enable to fight the pandemic and restart economic activities. Nagaland received its share of Rs. 31.25 crore.

Taking to twitter Smti Nirmala Sitharaman said, based on the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission, Finance Ministry today released Rs 15,187.50 crore to 28 States as the 1st instalment of Rural Local Bodies Basic (Untied) Grants for 2020-21.

This amount would enable the Rural Local Bodies to fight the pandemic and restart economic activities, tweets Sitharaman.

Among the 28 States, Nagaland received Rs. 31.25 crore, as 1st instalment of Rural Local Bodies Basic (Untied) Grants for 2020-21.

The basic grants can be used by the local bodies for location-specific felt needs, except for salary or other establishment expenditure, stated Finance Ministry.

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