Rajya Sabha member and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has disbursed Rs 15 lakh from his allocated Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund for a ‘Water Supply Project’ at the Police Training Centre in Sangli district of Maharashtra.
Sanjay Barkund, the head of Turchi Police Training Centre confirmed the news on Wednesday.
While speaking to PTI, Barkund said, “We had written to many celebrities to grant funds for this Water Supply project. However we did not get a favourable response from them. Mr. Tendulkar heard our plea and immediately recommended the project worth 15 Lakhs through his MPLAD Funds. We at the Turchi Police Training Centre are extremely grateful to Mr. Tendulkar.”
Each MP, under the scheme, has a choice to suggest to the District Collector for works to the tune of Rs. 5 crores p.a. to be taken up in his/her constituency.
The Rajya Sabha MPs can recommend works in one or more districts in the State from where he/she has been elected, under the MPLAD scheme.
Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha’s nominated members will get an option to select any one or more districts from any one state in the country for implementation of their choice of work under the scheme.
The guidelines on MPLADS scheme including implementation and monitoring of the scheme have been issued by the ministry. All necessary steps to ensure that the scheme is successfully implemented in the field has been initiated the Department.
(With PTI inputs)