Chief secretary urged to look into schemes implementation under Minor Irrigation

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IMPHAL, February 4: State chief secretary PC Lawmkunga has received a written appeal to recheck the implementation of 99 new schemes of the Minor Irrigation department.

According to sources, the chief secretary officially received the appeal from a social worker identified as SK Joseph Lamkang of Chandel District headquarters yesterday.

The written appeal which is with the IFP said the Central government has released a major portion of the fund under its AIBP scheme for the implementation of 99 new schemes during the current financial year 2014-15. The total amount sanctioned is said to be Rs 21.0755 crore.

Sources said the funds are specially meant to implement schemes to improve the water scarcity problem faced by farmers in the hills.

It is also learnt that in response to the Government of India`™s fund sanction, the Minor Irrigation department of the Manipur government had also issued an order No 20/11/2010 MID (Pt) notifying the sanction of the Rs 21.0755 crore.

The appeal further said that in implementing the schemes several discrepancies like inconsistent assembly constituency wise fund distribution, overlapping of schemes/ projects by occasional slight name change from the same work to which fund has already been invested and investment in non-existent works are found.

At the same time, the appeal has implored the chief secretary to recheck the Sl No 142, 143 and 146 of Ukhrul district, Sl no 159 of Senapati district and Sl no 48 and 49 of Chandel district in the General Abstract List of 165 schemes.

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