New Delhi, Oct 11 (UNI) As many as 102 MPs have contributed Rs 43.67 crore from MPLADS fund for rehabilitation works in the flood affected areas of Kerala till October 8.
The data from the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) division under the Ministry of Statistics & Program Implementation shows that among the MPs, Rs 29.57 crore has been contributed by 56 Rajya Sabha Members while Rs 14.10 crore has been the contribution by the 46 Lok Sabha Members.
As many as 30 MPs have contributed Rs one crore each which is the maximum that an MP can contribute.
A total 11 MPs have contributed Rs 50 lakh or more while 14 MPs have contributed Rs 25 lakh. Rest of the MPs have contributed between Rs 1 lakh to less than Rs 25 lakh.
As per guideline of the Scheme, an MP can contribute upto one crore from their MPLADS fund for the area affected by severe calamity, according to an official statement on Thursday.
According to the details, 14 MPs of Uttar Pradesh, 11 of Maharashtra, nine of Bihar, seven of Gujarat, four each of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan, three MPs each of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, two MPs each of Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal; one lawmaker each of Chandigarh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura have contributed for the rehabilitation works.