BADP implementation reviewed


IMPHAL, Dec 6: The recently held review meeting for the implementation of the Border Area Development Programmes (BADP) in the state chaired by the chief secretary, DS Poonia confirmed the regularities in the implementations of the BADP schemes since its inception in the state.
According to a highly placed official source, the review meeting of the BADP was convened very recently in the state to review the utilization of BADP funds release for the state for the financial year 2009-10 and 2010-11.
The official source also further mentioned that, in the recent review meeting , it has been confirmed from the official documents submitted by the various departments that, central government has released Rs. 15.33 crores for the state scheme during the financial year 2008-09 which have been fully utilized and the Utilization Certificates for the undertaken schemes has already been furnished to the Ministry of Home Affairs’ (MHA).
Further, the meeting also considered the fund released by the MHA amounting to Rs. 20.30 crores which includes Rs. 13.36 crores for normal work plan in two installments (Rs.11.60 crores and Rs 2.30 crores) and Rs. 7.50 crores as additional fund in March 2010 for two new works, which includes, Rs. 2.50 crores for the constructions of Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate at Gate No.2 Moreh (MDS) and Rs. 5 crores for the constructions of road from Kamjong to Konkan Thana via Grihiang.
During the the meeting it has been learned that Rs 7.59 crores has been utilized as of November 25 last, which 36.40% of Rs 20.86 crores and 56.83% of Rs. 13.36 crores.
The official source further mentioned that, the recent review meeting has also look into the matter against the allocation of Rs. 13.43 crores, 1st  installment of Rs. 10.17 crores has been reportedly released by the government of India, out of which Finance Department has released Rs. 5.86 crores which have been released against to agencies in November, 10 last month.
On the other hand it has been learned that the scheme of BADP have been initially launched in the district of Churachandpur district on prior basis by taking up various schemes including the components of Minor Irrigation Dam like construction of  MI Dams across Tuilak river at Tuilakjang in convergence with NREGS canal, Water Supply Scheme by constructing RWS at Theigotang and S Sehken villages, Public toilets by constructing  4 chambers public toilet at Tuimanja village,  constructions of Playgrounds at Haingtam block and Tuima (Kangkap) villages,  constructions of briges over Tuilak river between Lungthul L ( G Bualjang and Tuilakang), bridge over Tuitha river between Theiotang and Zoukhonoum and bridge between Jangnuam and Tonjang villages and constructions of water harvesting plans at Zoukhomuam and  at Lungthul villages located at the border areas under Churachandpur district.
On the other hand the recent review meeting took serious concern over the failure of state finance department to released the funds of the various schemes being undertaken in the state under BADP timely which has often caused a major hindrance in completion of the schemes in time, and every matter which was brought up during the meeting by the officer concerned in the implementations of the scheme was seriously noted down during the recent review meeting the official source added.


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