The Ministry of Finance has released an amount of Rs. 1348.10 crore to 6 States for providing grants to Urban Local Bodies, as recommended by the 15th Finance Commission.
Out of the total grants for Non-Million Plus cities, 40% is basic (untied) grant, utilised for location specific felt needs, except for payment of salary and incurring other establishment expenditure.
However, the remaining 60% is tied grant, for the Non-Million Plus cities are released for supporting and strengthening the delivery of basic services.
In the current financial year, the Government of India has released a total amount of Rs. 10,699.33 crore so far to the States as grants to the Non-Million Plus cities.
Six states to which grants were released are Jharkhand (Rs. 112.20 crore), Karnataka (Rs. 375 crore), Kerala (Rs. 168 crore), Odisha (Rs.411 crore), Tamil Nadu (Rs.267.90 crore) and Tripura (Rs.14 crore).