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Govt says large number of provisions of APR Act, 2014 have been implemented, remaining provisions at various stages of implementation

The government today said that a large number of provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (APR) Act, 2014 have been implemented and the remaining provisions of the APR Act are at various stages of implementation.

Replying to supplementaries in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai informed that some of the provisions relating to infrastructure projects and educational institutions have long gestation period for which a ten-year time period has been prescribed in the Act.

The Minister said, Home Ministry reviews the progress of implementation of the various provisions of the Act from time to time. Mr Rai said, following the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission, the class of special category status ceases to exist.

He, however, said, the Central Government had agreed to give a special assistance to Andhra Pradesh to make up for the Additional Central Share the state might have received during 2015-16 to 2019-20, if the funding of centrally sponsored schemes would have been shared at the ratio of 90:10 between the Centre and the State.

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