SAGY: Govt mulling giving 'matching grant' to MPs

NEW DELHI: The Rural Development Ministry is contemplating giving "matching grant" to enthuse MPs to adopt villages under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet scheme Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) following complaints of fund crunch. 

"We are thinking providing some sort of mechanism like a matching grant. We will have to see if our ministry could provide grant matching the contribution made by the MPs," Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh told a press conference a day after the Union budget. 

Singh said he would approach Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the issue of providing "matching grant" to MPs. 

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