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No plans to allow MPLAD funds for temporary retail shops: Govt

Government has no plans to allow funds under the MPLAD scheme for running make-shift grocery and consumer stores on public land by co-operative societies or disabled persons, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

The make-shift stores are commonly known as porta cabins. Movable and non-durable assets are generally not allowed under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation V K Singh said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

"Commercial activities are also not allowed under MPLADS. There is no proposal for permitting porta cabins under MPLADS," he said. Singh was replying to a query whether government proposes to set up porta cabins under MPLADS fund for operating grocery and consumer stores on public land by co-operative societies and disabled persons.

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