All the 641 proposals have been approved by the committee which consists of representatives from the foreign ministry, the Indian embassy and Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC).
The projects focuses on farm roads, irrigation channels, construction of outreach clinics, construction of administrative offices and community centres, rural water supply scheme, drinking water supply, toilets near BHUs, education centres, bridges, culture, and RNR centres and others.
Till date, 1082 projects have been undertaken by SDP. In FY 2009-2010, the committee approved 441 projects worth Nu 1.3 million. The first lot of Nu 394 million had been released in February 2010. The FY 2010-2011 will see the beginning of the second phase of the SDP.
At the National Assembly, Finance Minister said that the government used only Nu 195 million of the SDP fund about 2.3% of the grant.