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CM bats for Rs 5,495-crore special grant for Karnataka

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CM bats for Rs 5,495-crore special grant for Karnataka Yediyurappa seeks outstanding dues, additional work days under MNGREGA

 Yediyurappa seeks outstanding dues, additional work days under MNGREGA 

NEW DELHI: 

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, on a visit to the capital, urged the Centre on Thursday to  accept the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission for a special grant of Rs 5,495 crore for Karnataka on account of reduced devolution. 

In a memorandum submitted to Finance Minister Nirmala Seetharaman, the CM said that  against the recommendation of Rs 2,100.25 crore as performance grant to Urban Local Bodies and Rural Local Bodies, an amount of only Rs 869.40 crore  had  been received. He requested release of the remaining Rs 1,230.85 crore. 

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CM bats for Rs 5,495-crore special grant for Karnataka Yediyurappa seeks outstanding dues, additional work days under MNGREGA

While thanking the Centre for the timely release of funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNGREGA) Scheme, Yediyurappa sought   early release of outstanding material dues of nearly Rs 665.09 crore  and unskilled wage dues of Rs 54.65 crore. 

The CM requested the Centre to  notify an additional 50 days under MNGREGA  as Karnataka has faced the brunt of the Covid pandemic. 

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