"NITI Aayog had formed a committee about a month back to decide on the ratio of central and state funding on the schemes. The committee is expected to submit its report in a month's time," Singh told reporters in a press conference here yesterday.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is Convenor of the sub-group of Chief Ministers on Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS).
"As different states have different ways to generate revenues and the quantum varies, there cannot be a fixed funding pattern for all the states. The committee will examine all the aspects and will suggest some re-adjustments in the funding pattern," the Minister said.
The rationalisation of CSS is important as Centre has decided to raise states' share in taxes to 42 per cent from 32 per cent, he added.

Singh said the report will include its suggestions on the funding pattern to Northeastern states, including Assam, that used to receive 90 per cent of the expenditure from Centre.

At present, there are 72 CSS, including six new schemes introduced by the NDA government. During the UPA regime, the number of CSS were reduced from 147 to 66.

Talking about Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), Singh said 86 per cent of the Members of Parliament have identified 679 gram panchayats for developing them as model villages. In North-East, all the 40 MPs have identified their targetvillages.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has chosen Paschim Bekeli in Boko area under Kamrup district for developing it as a model village, the minister said.

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