Cong demands inquiry on World Bank-aided project

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bilaspur
  • Updated: Jun 16, 2014 19:04 IST

The Congress alleging big financial bungling in the World Bank-funded Mid-Himalayan Watershed Development project funds used during the BJP regime has demanded an inquiry, from an independent agency, to know that how much and on what account funds were utilised.

District Congress president Santosh Dhiman, spokesman Sandeep Sankhyan in a joint statement said there was a need to inquire that under the Mid-Himalaya project, how many check dams, pedestrian roads, retaining walls and new kacha roads were build to connect villages.

Congress leaders said that during UPA-2 in centre,Rs 88.09 crore was sanctioned to irrigation and public health department for Changer area under the United Scheme, they wanted a detailed information on how the money was spent.

The farmers who had 25-25 bigha land were not given water connection by the IPH department and those who had five bighas land were given connection without no objection certificate.

Both the leaders further charged that during the BJP regime, Rs 3. 24 crore were given to Roadjaman panchayat against Rs 60 lakh and Rs 1.36 crore to Ree panchayat of the district. They wanted to know that the funds were spent for what purpose. They said funds were sectioned from both the centre governments as well Mid-Himalayan Project during the BJP government but were actually not used on the ground.

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