No funds for smart cities in three years?
The non-issual of funds for three consecutive years from 2020-21 to 2022-23 for Warangal and Karimnagar under Smart Cities Mission (SCM) was questioned by TRS leaders on Monday.
Published: 19th July 2022 07:16 AM | Last Updated: 19th July 2022 07:16 AM | A+A A-
HYDERABAD: The non-issual of funds for three consecutive years from 2020-21 to 2022-23 for Warangal and Karimnagar under Smart Cities Mission (SCM) was questioned by TRS leaders on Monday. An official release from the Central government admitted that the Centre had not released any funds to Warangal and Karimnagar smart cities in the last three years.
This information was provided by Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishore in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Monday. However, the official release was deleted on the website later.
According to the official release, the State received Rs 292 crore for smart cities from 2015-16 to 2019-20. After that, the State did not receive any funds. The Centre has so far released Rs 196.4 crore for Warangal smart city and Rs 196 crore for Karimnagar. The estimated cost of the Warangal smart city project is Rs 350 crore and the cost of Karimnagar smart city is Rs 500 crore.
Krishank puts out screenshot
Putting up a screenshot of the press release, TSMDC chairman Manne Krishank tweeted: “Government of India which claims to have provided States Rs 4,8000 crore for Smart Cities Mission has not released 1 rupee to Telangana since last three years. BJP MPs care to speak about it in Parliament??” (sic).
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