Another Central Purge on Fund for Odisha

MoRD had intimated the State Government that 1,057 road works had remained incomplete even after four years.

Published: 10th April 2016 06:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th April 2016 06:41 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR:  After changing the sharing pattern for rural road works under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the Centre has informed the State Government about its decision to stop financing the projects which have remained incomplete for more than four years. Expressing concern over large number of incomplete road works in the State, the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) said spill-over financial liability of sanctioned projects beyond March 31, 2016 will have to be borne by the State. However, this will not be applicable to works which are stalled due to litigation and delay in obtaining forest clearances, the Ministry clarified.

In January, the MoRD had intimated the State Government that 1,057 road works had remained incomplete even after four years.

As per the monthly progress report of the State Government, 1,931 of 11,217 works sanctioned by the MoRD have not been completed by end of March 2016.

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