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, 2010-11 and 2011-12 an amount of Rs.277.14 Crore, 324.29 Crore, 413.70 Crore, 456.40 Crore and Rs.485.73 Crore have been released to the states respectively. During 2012-13 Rs. 365.18 Crore has been released to the. Total release since inception till 31st March, 2013 is 5573.41 Crore.
An area of about 20.149 Mha has been covered under the programme since inception up to end of March, 2012 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. 2.08 Mha has been covered from 2007-08 to 2011-12. An area of 0.325 Mha (tentative) has been covered during 2012-13.