GS2: Polity

  • Grant of Rs. 4,608 crore released for Local Bodies The RLB grants are meant for all the tiers in the panchayat – village, block and district as well as for 5th and 6th Schedule areas in the States.  RLB grants are partly basic/untied and partly tied in nature.  The basic grants can be used by RLBs for location-specific felt needs.  On the other hand, tied grants can only be used for the basic services of (a) sanitation and maintenance of open-defecation free (ODF) status and (b) supply of drinking water, rain water harvesting and water recycling.  In the year 2020-21, basic RLB grant of Rs. 32,742.50 crore and tied RLB grant of Rs. 28,007.50 crore has been released by the Ministry.

GS2: International Relations

GS2: Health

GS3: Economy