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Backward Regions Grant Fund, GOI 2015-16

Vikram Srinivas , Avani Kapur

Launched in 2005, the Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) is the Government of India’s (GOI) flagship programme aimed at addressing infrastructure and capacity gaps in backward districts. The scheme has been discontinued in FY 2015-16.

Using government data, this brief reports on the following parameters:

  • Overall trends in fund allocations and expenditures of GOI and states
  • Variation in allocations and expenditures in districts
  • Assets created under BRGF
  • Coverage and comparison with MGNREGS

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