Congress MLAs staged a walkout from the assembly on Thursday expressing dissatisfaction with state energy minister Rajendra Shukla’s reply on quality of work done under the feeder separation scheme in Sheopur and Morena districts.
Congress’ Ramniwas Rawat said the poles erected under the feeder separation scheme in Sheopur and Morena have collapsed in many places, wires have snapped and power supply has been disrupted leading to water shortage as pumps are not being operated.
Faulty transformers are not being replaced as the MP Central Region Power Distribution Company is demanding payment of 50% bill before replacement of transformers.
Replying to the motion, energy minister Rajendra Shukla said quality of work done under feeder separation scheme is not an issue as third party and independent verification of works is being done under the scheme. The minister denied that water supply was affected, saying that faulty transformers were being replaced. Rawat said the minister has accepted that works are of poor quality which is why transformers are developing faults, wires are snapping and poles are collapsing.
Team to probe ‘bad’ road work: Minister
PWD minister Sartaj Singh said he would send a team of officers from Bhopal to check the quality of road constructed between Mangod and Manawar. Vel Singh Bhuria, through a call attention motion, had said that the quality of work constructed by the MP Road Development Corporation was very poor. He said that RCC drains were to be constructed in villages that lie on the road section. However this has not been done. The minister said RCC drains were being constructed as per specifications in villages that lay on the road. This was opposed by the MLA who said that it was not true. He demanded that the minister send officials from Bhopal to have a look.
Minister assures probe into scam by range officer
Forest minister Gauri Shankar Shejwar Thursday said that an additional principal chief conservator of forests (APCCF) along with an accounting expert would visit Pahadgarh in Morena to look into alleged financial irregularities by a range officer.
The minister was answering to a call attention motion by Congress MLA Subedar Singh Rajhodha about the alleged financial irregularities by Deepmala Shivhare, forest range officer of Pahadgarh in Morena district
The ranger had allegedly flouted norms in implementation of various forest department schemes.