The MPLAD Scheme has been introduced by Government of India from 1993-94. From 2011-12 the allotment for each Parliamentary Constituency has been increased to Rs. 5.00 crore per annum. The funds are allotted by the Government of India to nodal district Collectors directly and P & C Department monitors the scheme as the Nodal Department of the State.


On the model of the MPLAD Scheme of Government of India, the MLALAD Scheme has been introduced in the State from 1997-98 for funding of development works proposed by MLAs for their constituencies. The allocation of funds for the scheme has been made at the rate of Rs. 1 crore per constituency for the year 2010-11 and 2011-12.


Special Problem Fund Scheme has been introduced in the State from the year 1997-98. The Scheme aims at taking up small and essential projects of local importance and addressing problems of special nature in different areas.


Integrated Action Plan (IAP) has been under implementation from the year 2010-11 in 15 selected Tribal and Backward Districts of the State namely, Balangir, Deogarh, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Keonjhar, Koraput, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur and Sundargarh with allotment of Rs. 375 crore @ Rs. 25 crore per district.


The State Government has been attaching considerable importance to successful implementation of 20-Point Programme (TPP). The restructured TPP-2006 primarily aims at eradicating poverty, improving quality of life of the poor, generating rural employment, welfare of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes with focus on housing, health, agriculture, irrigation, supply of drinking water, rural roads, rural electrification, distribution of waste land to landless, with special emphasis on protection and empowerment of weaker sections, food security, issues concerning environment, e-shasan, prevention of child labour, reduction of income inequalities and removal of socio-economic disparities. Implementation of TPP is being regularly monitored and closely supervised by the State Government to achieve the desired results against the pre-set targets for most of the items. Besides, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India, has been assessing the monthly performance of the State / Union Territories under 21 important items.

As per the Monthly Progress Report for Novermber, 2011, submitted to Government of India, the cumulative performance of the State during April-November, 2011 under (i) National Rural Drinking Water Programme – (a) Habitations covered & (b) Coverage of water quality affected habitations (ii) ICDS Blocks operationalisation, (iii) Functional Anganwadis (iv) Rural Roads – PMGSY and (v) Energisation of pump-sets has been rated as Very Good (90% or above achievement of target).


The State seeks financial assistance from various external sources including international donors to bridge the resource gap for development programmes. During the current financial year, 10 externally aided projects (EAPs) are in operation in the State with the help of external assistance from international donors like the World Bank, DFID, JICA, ADB, KFW, IFAD, WFP and othe rUN Agencies.

External assistance is availed by the State for projects in sectors like health, education, agriculture, water and power, fisheries, forestry, employment and livelihood support for the poor and marginalized. Similarly, technical assistance is availed for capacity building and reform of administrative structure and improvement in service delivery.

The Annual Plan; 2011-12 envisaged an outlay of Rs. 714.96 crore for implementing 10 ongoing externally aided projects. For the Annual Plan; 2012-13, an outlay of Rs. 864.65 crore has been proposed for implementation of 10 ongoing and 3 pipeline externally aided projects.