The State Government has asked the collectors of the 18 districts where Integrated Action Plan (IAP) is being implemented to ensure that projects under the scheme are executed in rural areas only.
In a letter to the collectors, the Planning and Coordination Department maintained that a few instances have come to the notice of the State
Government where some projects under IAP have been executed in urban areas.
The Planning Commission had intimated to the Government earlier that funds under the IAP should be spent on development works in the most deprived areas so that immediate impact is felt by the people.
In a letter to the district collectors in July, the development commissioner had said 65 per cent allocation under the IAP should be spent on the schemes identified by the district-level committees to ensure development in most deprived/Left Wing extremist (LWE) - affected areas of the districts.