At the third meeting of the sub-group, he said Chief Ministers have agreed that important central government sponsored schemes like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and mid-day meals should be put in a single slot for their implementation.

The sub-group meeting was attended by Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang, Kerala Chief Minister Ommen Chandy, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Andaman and Nicobar Lieutanant Governor A K Singh.

Talking to reporters immediately after the meeting, Chouhan said that it has been decided that the funding pattern of some schemes in which the states and Centre share the cost of implementation would need to be changed.

He cited that the meeting also decided that states should be given the liberty to choose schemes which they wish to implement according to their needs and priorities as well as drop those which are irrelevant to them.

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