33 crore for electricity in KBK

Published: 26th October 2012 10:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2012 10:45 AM   |  A+A-

With an additional allocation of  120 crore under the revised long-term action plan (RLTAP) for undivided KBK districts, the State Government provided Rs 33 crore for strengthening electricity distribution system in the backward region.

A high-level meeting chaired by Development Commissioner RN Senapati here recently decided to allocate an additional Rs 21.81 crore for development of rural road while Rs 22.67 crore more was allocated to the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Scheduled Castes (SC) Department for development of infrastructure in educational institutions. The additional allocation was made following a request from the department for more funds for construction of boys and girls hostels in seven high schools upgraded to Plus Two level. The department was earlier given

Rs 28 crore from the special central assistance (SCA).

An additional allocation of Rs 20 crore was made to the Works Department over and above the Rs 16.81 crore provided in the budget for 2012-13 for improvement of inter-district roads and the Vijayawada-Ranchi corridor.

Though the Government was ready to sanction funds to the tune of Rs 90 crore, the Secretary of the Works Department told the meeting that utilisation of fund would not be possible within short time.

The meeting also approved the demand of the Water Resources Department for more funds with an additional Rs 13 crore over and above Rs 10 crore sanctioned earlier for setting up new lift irrigation points to create additional irrigation potential under Biju Krushak Yojana (BKY).

Under the modified allocation of funds to KBK districts, the Government sanctioned an additional Rs 9.52 crore to the Housing and Urban Development Department for drinking water supply to the urban poor. The amount was in addition to Rs 10 crore sanctioned earlier under the special plan, official sources said.

The original allocation under SCA was Rs 130 crore and the amount was distributed among eight departments, including Agriculture and Women and Child Development.

The Development Commissioner asked the departments concerned to submit their revised action plans under RLTAP for the current financial year for onward transmission to the Planning Commission.

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