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Atal Jyoti Abhiyan: Govt funds misused

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Bhopal, July 26, 2013
First Published: 10:44 IST(26/7/2013) | Last Updated: 10:49 IST(26/7/2013)

The officials spent Rs. 18 lakh in the name of transportation during inauguration programme of Atal Jyoti Yojana in the district.


According to sources, the bureaucrats of chief minister’s home district spent worth Rs. 18 lakh on transportation during launching of Atal Jyoti Abhiyan.

They also spent Rs. 1.43 lakh in the name of sound system for two hours programme, Rs. 72,000 for lighting arrangements and Rs. 30,000 on orchestra.

Moreover, it is amazing that only Rs. 2,600 was spent in the name of providing drinking water to 50,000 people.

The matter came to light when panchayat department demanded Rs. 11 lakh even after taking Rs. 15 lakh after the programme.

The department was given Rs. 10 lakh on July 24.

The government and administration representatives had targeted to call 50,000 people during inauguration of Atal Jyoti mission which was launched on June 11 from Ashta block in the district.

Around Rs. 27 lakh were spent during the programme out of which Rs. 18,13,266 was spent only on transportation.

The local residents alleged that the scheme has not proved favourable for them because power supply gets disrupted even during drizzle whereas it was started to provide 24-hour power supply.

There are several villages in Ichhawar, Sehore, Ashta, Budni and Nasrullahganj tehsils where the scheme has been launched but the villagers have to use lanterns.

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