How do MPs utilize MPLADS funds in Karnataka?

Press coverage of our study “How do MPs utilise MPLADS in Karnataka?”. Read the bilingual press release of the study here.

MPs not eager to spend fund on local area

Times of India Online, May 11, 2012.

BANGALORE: Community halls, then roads – that’s what tops every MP’s priority list. A study, done by Public Affairs Centre (PAC), tracks what MPs have done for their constituencies after being elected, and how they have used their Member of Parliament Local Area Development fund (MPLAD). Read more.

Most MPs in State have not spent the annual grant

Deccan Herald, May 10, 2012.

BANGALORE: ‘M’ in MPLADS stands for ‘miser’
A majority of Parliament members from Karnataka have been miserly in spending money allocated to them under the MPLADS (Member Of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) funds to ‘develop’ their constituencies, with one of them spending a mere 0.9 per cent of the grant. Read more.

Deve Gowda made the best use of funds

Deccan Chronicle, May 11, 2012.

BANGALORE: Members of Parliament are never satisfied with the funds they are given under the Member of Parliament Land Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for developmental work, but most don’t fully make use of the money they already have to help their constituencies, going by a study conducted by Public Affairs Centre (PAC). Read more.

47 percent of MP funds go to community halls

Express News Service, May 11, 2012.

BANGALORE: Hassan Lok Sabha member H D Deve Gowda scored 100 per cent while Chikmagalur LS member Srikantappa a mere 14.1 per cent in utilisation of the MPLAD fund allocated by the Centre for local area development from 2004-09. Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, who was the MP of Udupi-Chikmagalur LS constituency, spent 41 per cent of thge funds. However, he had allotted 83.4 per cent of funds during 2009-11. Read more.

Educated MPs spend less funds, says study

The Hindu, May 13, 2012.

There is a strange relation between the educational qualification of an MP and the utilisation of funds under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) in the State.

The lower the educational qualification of the lawmaker, the better the utilisation of funds, says a study by Public Affairs Centre, a non-governmental organisation working on governance issues. Read more.

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