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J&K rated amongst worst performers in implementation of Central schemes
Set to lose Rs 2,000 cr RDD funds this fiscal
12/13/2017 11:28:23 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Dec 13: Funds to the tune of whopping Rs 2,000 cr are likely to get lapsed under various centrally sponsored schemes in the current fiscal in Rural Development Department in view of non-conduct of Panchayat elections and poor utilization of funds.
Early Times has learnt from reliable sources that Government of India recently wrote a letter to the JK Government that Rs 2,000 crore would be lapsed in the current fiscal due to poor utilization of funds and non-holding of Panchayat polls.
"The JK Government received the centre's letter recently," an official of the Rural Development Department said. "These funds are part of various centrally sponsored schemes and would not be utilised without holding Panchayat polls," the official said.
The panchayats completed their term in July last year. Elections to panchayats were last held in April-May 2011 during Omar Abdullah led National Conference-Congress regime after a gap of 37 years. The government postponed these polls several times in the last two years.
In one of the letters in June this year, the Union Ministry has mentioned that the numbers of works started in MGNREGA in 2015-2016 in JK are still "incomplete". It also mentioned delay in payment of wages to labourers.
In another official communiqué, the union ministry has mentioned that against the target of 445 AWC's, only eight centres have been constructed completely during the FY 2016-17 in J&K.
Jammu and Kashmir has also performed poorly in implementing the Prime Minister's sanitation scheme for rural areas in the last three years in the state.
The Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has rated J&K among the worst performing states in India in implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission for rural in the last three years.
As per the figures of the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, J&K's cumulative performance under individual household latrine (IHHL) in rural areas was 23.01 and 27.31 percent during 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, respectively. During 2016-2017, the J&K cumulative performance was around 33 percent, ahead of only one state and union territory, Bihar and Daman and Diu.
"These funds of various centrally sponsored schemes have remained unutilized," the official said.
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