Buoyed by the encouraging results in some districts, the Haryana government has earmarked more than Rs 500 crore in this fiscal for the district plan (D-Plan) scheme in the state. Launched in 2008-09 with about Rs 100 crore, the scheme today has many significant development works to its credit.
This was disclosed by the principal secretary, finance and planning department, Sanjeev Kaushal, while presiding over a meeting of five districts of Hisar division, on Saturday. He congratulated the deputy commissioner of Fatehabad, Dr Saket Kumar, and the additional deputy commissioner, Rajiv Ratan, for maximum utilisation of funds under the plan. Kaushal also reviewed the records of funds spent by various districts under the plan in 2008-09 and 2011-12.
Reviewing the funds received and funds spent by the five districts of Hisar division under the D-plan, Kaushal said, “In 2009-10, 93.9% of the funds in Bhiwani, 93.04% in Fatehabad, 77.04% in Hisar, 88.81% in Jind and 75.8% in Sirsa were spent. Similarly, 91.78% of the funds in Bhiwani, 100% funds in Fatehabad, 85.45% in Hisar, 82.49% in Jind and 92.57% in Sirsa were spent on development works in 2011-12.”
Kaushal directed the project officers in all the five districts to deposit the remaining share of last year’s funds in the treasury within one month and submit lists of the works to be undertaken.
Selection of the development works should be made keeping in view the wider interests of the public so that more people could benefit from the scheme, he said.
“Funds available under the scheme should not be spent on individual facilities. Also, these funds should not be spent in areas having population of less than 100. The district officers should get the approved works complete,” said Kaushal.