An amount of Rs. 3528.11 Crore has been released to the States as Central Assistance under the Programme from the inception till end of March, 2008 i.e during the period when the programme was implemented as Centrally Sponsored scheme, out of which amount released during IX plan was Rs.751.66 Crore. During the X plan (i.e. 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07), an amount of Rs.150.23 Crore, Rs.141.45 Crore, 141.50 Crore, 196.50 Crore and 188.89 Crore total 818.57 Crore have been released to the States respectively. During the XI plan (i.e 2007-08, 2008-09,2009-10 and 2010-11 an amount of Rs.277.14 Crore, 324.29 Crore, 413.70 Crore and 456.40 Crore have been released to the states. Total release since inception till 31st March, 2011 is 4722.4955 Crore.
An area of about 18.06 Mha has been covered under the programme since inception up to end of March, 2007 out of which an area of 1.8 Mha has been covered during the IX Plan and an area of 2.31 Mha has been covered during the X Plan. During XI plan, 1.62 mha has been covered in four years till March, 2011.