New Delhi: The Finance Ministry yesterday released the 7th monthly installment of Post Devolution Revenue Deficit (PDRD) Grant of  9,871 crore rupees to the states. With the release of this installment, a total amount of  69,097 crore rupees has been released to states as PDRD in the current financial year. The grants are released as per the recommendations of the Fifteenth Finance Commission in monthly installments to meet the gap in revenue accounts of the states post devolution.  

The Commission has recommended PDRD grants to 17 States during 2021-22. The states include  Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana,   Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur,   Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan,  Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

The eligibility of states to receive this grant was decided by the Commission based on the gap between assessment of revenue and expenditure of the State. The  Commission recommended a total Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant of over 1.18 lakh crore to the states in the financial year 2021-22.  Out of this, an amount of  69,097 crore rupees has been released so far.

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