New Delhi: A foundation set up by the previous UPA and including members of the erstwhile NAC headed by Sonia Gandhi is under the scanner of the government which will have to provide funds for it to the tune of Rs.300 cr over the next few years. The Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (BRLF) was created in 2013 by a Cabinet decision and the Modi government is assessing whether to continue with it. Soon after its creation, the Rural Development Ministry under Jairam Ramesh had signed a memorandum with the foundation for disbursement of funds to NGOs working in the tribal belts, particularly central and eastern parts of the country.

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