Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday asked the officials of the Planning and Coordination Department and district collectors to speed up expenditure of funds sanctioned to MPs and MLAs and implement projects in time.
Naveen reviewed the progress of the projects taken up under the MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) Fund and MLA Local Area Development (MLALAD) Fund during 2010-12.
According to the meeting, the expenditure under the MPLAD is 88.71 per cent and 82.49 per cent under MLALAD. An amount of Rs 1235.41 cr was released under MLALAD from 2010-11 to 2012-13 (till June) out of which Rs 1019 cr has been utilised. As many as 2,11,166 projects were sanctioned under the LAD fund and 1,82,991 projects have been completed. The remaining 22,114 projects are under different stages of completion, the meeting was told.
During the same period Rs 1037.48 cr was sanctioned and Rs 919.81 cr was utilised. Out of the 96,346 projects sanctioned under MPLAD, 89,386 were completed. The balance 6039 projects are under construction.
Similarly, Rs 154.59 cr was sanctioned under special problem fund (SPF) out of which Rs 107.60 cr has been utilsed and 5173 out of 6969 projects sanctioned were completed.
It was decided that projects under SPF will be completed on priority. Besides, once finalised, the projects will not be changed. Time limits will be fixed for completion of projects.
Development Commissioner RN Senapati, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Aditya Prasad Padhi, senior officers of the Planning and Coordination Department and Panchayati Raj Department were present.