15th FC recommends total of Rs 2,36,805 Cr for Rural Local Bodies
The 15th Finance Commission has recommended a total of two lakh 36 thousand 805 crore rupees for duly constituted Rural Local Bodies in 28 states for the period 2021-22 to 2025-26. The commission has recommended a total of over one lakh 42 thousand crore rupees as tied grant, for maintenance of ODF status, supply of drinking water, rainwater harvesting and water recycling.
Jal Shakti Ministry said, during the last financial year, out of total 26 thousand 941 crore rupees, more than 21 thousand 741 crore rupees has been released till 31st of March this year. The Ministry said, out of the total grant earmarked for Panchayati Raj institutions, 60 per cent is earmarked for drinking water and sanitation sector.