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DVMC to write to Centre for release of Rs 61 cr under PMGSY

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Rae Bareli: Expressing serious concerns over the bad shape of roads here, the District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee in a meeting chaired by Congress President Sonia Gandhi today decided to write a letter to the central government to release funds meant for Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna (PMGSY).

Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to her constituency, arrived here today and presided over the meeting of District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee (DVMC), during which it was decided to write a letter to the central government to release funds meant for the PMGSY, an official said.

“Serious concerns were expressed that the central government has not released Rs 61 crore meant for Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) scheme and a decision was taken to send a letter for the same,” Chief Development Officer (CDO) Anup Kumar Srivastava said.

Earlier in May, a resolution condemning the cut in funds of centrally sponsored schemes and PMGSY for the district was passed in the meeting of District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee.

It was also decided to provide fluoride free water to 1,344 bastis of the district for which a letter would be written to the central government to make Rs 1,344 crore available, the CDO said, adding a decision was taken to set up stabilisers where voltage was a problem in functioning of tube wells for irrigation purposes.

The Committee, which is dominated by ruling Samajwadi Party, hailed the state government for providing its share of monetary help to farmers hit by the natural calamity, floods and hailstorm while alleged that the Centre’s share was still awaited.

Surendra Vikram Singh (SP MLA) and Dinesh Pratap Singh (Cong MLC) also had heated exchange of words when the former demanded a probe into the installation of solar lights by the Zila Panchayat.

Sonia Gandhi also unveiled the statue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at the Zila Panchayat campus and garlanded the statue Indira Gandhi.

During interaction with Zila Panchayat, gram pradhans and BDC members, she was apprised of the shortage of power and scarcity of water in canals.

She also inspected the under construction building of ‘Jan Suvidha Kendra’ at the Vikas Bhawan.

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