The government had introduced MLAs Local Are Development Scheme from 2000-01 making MLAs able to recommend small development works of capital nature. Under the scheme, each MLA has the choice to suggest to the Deputy Commissioner of his/her district, to the extent of allocations given from year to year, to be taken up his/her constituency. Each MLA is sanctioned MLALAD fund of Rs.2 crore per annum for their respective constituency by the central government.
Works that may be taken up under MLALADS:
Construction for buildings for schools, hostels, libraries and other buildings of education instititions belonging to government.
Construction of village roads, bridges, public irregation channels and public drainage schemes.
Providing drink water to the people in the area by digging tube-wells or other works that may help in this respect.
Construction of public health care buildings, public toilets and bathrooms, footpaths, pathways and foot bridges.
Construction of common gobar plants, non-conventional energy systems/devices for community use.
Bus Sheds/Stops for public transport passengers.
Social forestry, farm forestry, horticulture, parks and gardens in government and community land.