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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Environment and ForestsRAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.32 TO BE ANSWERED ON 22ND NOVEMBER, 2011 Project Elephant in Karnataka
32. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT and FORESTS be pleased to state:-
(a) The details of the total amount of aid received by Karnataka under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, Project Elephant;
(b) Whether the Centre has received any further request from the State pertaining to this scheme; and
(c) If so, the details thereof?
ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS (SHRIMATI JAYANTHI NATARAJAN)
(a) To (c) The details of financial assistance released to the Government of Karnataka under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Project Elephant” during the last three years are as under:
Amount of Financial Assistance released during the year excluding revalidation of unspent balance from the previous year ( Rupees in Lakhs)
Revalidation of unspent balance from the previous year ( Rupees in Lakhs)
During the current financial year, the State Government of Karnataka had requested for financial assistance of Rs. 2054.88 lakhs under the scheme, against which assistance of Rs. 237.17 Lakhs has been released.