Fund Utilisation in Major Central Schemes in Social Sector
This study carries out an in depth assessment of select set of flagship programmes to understand the major constraints in effective utilization of funds at the state level. The schemes selected for the purpose include Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Mid-Day Meal (MDM), Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), Integrated Child Protection Schemes (ICPS) Reproductive and Child Health Service and Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA). The key objective of this study is to assess the extent and pattern of utilization of available funds and the process of flow of funds under these select schemes. The study identifies major constraints in effective utilization of budget outlays in these schemes.