District plans of all Minority Concentration Districts of more than half of the states included in Multi-Sectoral Development Programme ( MSDP ) approved by the Ministry of Minority Affairs

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District plans of all Minority Concentration Districts (MCDs) of 13 states, out of a total of 20 states included in the Multi-sectoral Development Programme ( MsDP ), have been approved by the Ministry of Minority Affairs. The states whose one or more District Plans are yet to get the approval of the Ministry include Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Jharkhand and Maharashtra. In the case of Jharkhand and Maharashtra, out of the 4 MCDs the District Plans of 3 districts have been approved by the Ministry of Minority Affairs. In the case of Assam, District Plans of 2 MCDs are still pending, whereas the Plans of other 11 MCDs have been approved. In the case of 4 remaining states the District Plans for the MCDs are yet to be submitted by the concerned State Government.

As per the latest data available, the Ministry of Minority Affairs had approved the Plans of 76 MCDs, out of a total of 90 MCDs, as on 31st December 2009. The total cost of projects approved so far for these 76 MCDs is over Rs. 1,821 crore.

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