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Why does Gogoi stop short of spelling out reasons behind fund cut? Asks BJP

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

(1) SSA: NDA released Rs 1620.29 crore in 2014-15 against Rs 1318.21 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 1308.28 crore in 2012-13 by UPA.
(2) NHM: NDA released Rs 1075.64 crore in 2014-15 against Rs 1101.07 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 918.7 crore in 2012-13 by UPA.
(3) MGNREGA: NDA released Rs 964.45 crore in 2014-15 against Rs 773.50 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 534.46 crore in 2012-13 by UPA.
(4) ICDS: NDA released Rs 1124.21 crore in 2014-15 against Rs 1031.45 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 900.85 crore in 2012-13 by UPA.
(5) RKVY: NDA released Rs 483.53 crore in 2014-15 against Rs 218.87 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 399.57 crore in 2012-13 by UPA.
(6) NSAP: NDA released Rs 640.37 crore in 2014-15 against Rs 161.33 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 225.04 crore in 2012-13 by UPA.
(7) NBA: NDA released Rs 163.62 crore in 2014-15 against Rs 116.60 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 51.57 crore in 2012-13 by UPA.
(8) NRLM: NDA released Rs 71.23 crore in 2014-15 against Rs 10.16 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 152 crore in 2012-13 by UPA.
(9) PMGSY: NDA released Rs 247.00 crore in 2014-15 against Rs 240.43 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 154.27 crore in 2012-13 by UPA.
(10) JNNURM: NDA released Rs 72.41 crore in fiscal 2014-15 against Rs 13.55 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 32.65 crore in 2012-13 by UPA.
(11) IAY: NDA released Rs 1285.66 crore in 2014-15 against Rs 900.06 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 43.061 crore in 2012-13 by UPA.
(12) BRGF: NDA released Rs 226.65 crore in 2014-15 against Rs 70.40 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 142.55 crore in 2012-13 by UPA.

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 10: At the recent meeting of Congress Chief Ministers of the Northeast at New Delhi, Gogoi was on record saying 'many centrally-funded schemes in the Northeastern States have come to a halt with the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre not releasing funds'. The Chief Minister, however, conveniently opted not to discuss the whys and wherefores of the Centre not releasing funds to the State.

The Assam BJP feels that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has sought to strengthen the Congress' support base in the poll-bound state by jumping on the bash-BJP bandwagon. Talking to newsmen here today, State BJP spokesperson Jiten Sarma said: "What Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said at the Northeast Congress Chief Ministers' meeting in New Delhi is a blatant lie. The Chief Minister is out to defame the BJP-led government at the Centre on the issue of Central fund cut and not releasing funds, but conveniently stops short of discussing the whys and wherefores of the Centre taking such a stand."

The Chief Minister, according to Sarma, wants to score a goal by going for a negative campaign against the BJP on the issue of Central funding. The Chief Minister, Sarma said, has opted not to spell out on which heads the Centre has not released funds, and why. The whys and wherefores, if spelt out clearly, will expose how Dispur played ducks and drakes with Central funds.

Sarma said it is high time the whys and wherefores of the Centre not releasing funds to Assam was disclosed through a reality check.

Citing a Lok Sabha report, Sarma gave a comparative statistics of funds released to Assam by the NDA government at the in fiscal 2014-15 against what the UPA government released in fiscal 2013-14 and 2012-13.

According to Sarma, on Sarba Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) head the NDA Government released Rs 1620.29 crore to Assam in fiscal 2014-15 against Rs 1318.21 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 1308.28 crore in 2012-13 by the UPA Government.

Likewise, on the head tiol Health Mission (NHM), the NDA government released Rs 1075.64 crore in fiscal 2014-15 against Rs 1101.07 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 918.7 crore in 2012-13 by the UPA government, Sarma said.

On the head MGNREGA, Sarma said, the NDA government released Rs 964.45 crore in 2014-15 against Rs 773.50 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 534.46 crore in 2012-13 released by the UPA government.

On Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), according to Sarma, NDA government released Rs 1124.21 crore in 2014-15 against Rs 1031.45 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 900.85 crore in 2012-13 by the UPA government.

On Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yoja (RKVY), Sarma said, the NDA government released Rs 483.53 crore in 2014-15 to Assam against Rs 218.87 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 399.57 crore in 2012-13 by the UPA government.

On the head tiol Social Assistance Programme (NSAP), according to Sarma, the NDA government released Rs 640.37 crore in 2014-15 to Assam against Rs 161.33 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 225.04 crore in 2012-13 by the UPA Government.

On Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA), the NDA government released Rs 163.62 crore in 2014-15 to Assam against Rs 116.60 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 51.57 crore in 2012-13 by the UPA government.

On tiol Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), the NDA government released Rs 71.23 crore to Assam in 2014-15 against Rs 10.16 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 152 crore in 2012-13 by the UPA government.

On PMGSY the NDA Government released Rs 247.00 crore to Assam in 2014-15 against Rs 240.43 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 154.27 crore in 2012-13 by the UPA Government.

On Jawharlal Nehru tiol Rural Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) the NDA government released Rs 72.41 crore in fiscal 2014-15 to Assam against Rs 13.55 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 32.65 crore in 2012-13 by the UPA government.

On Indira Awas Yojo (IAY) the NDA government released Rs 1285.66 crore to Assam in 2014-15 against Rs 900.06 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 43.061 crore in 2012-13 by the UPA government.

On Backward Region Grants Funds (BRGF) the NDA government released Rs 226.65 crore in 2014-15 to Assam against Rs 70.40 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 142.55 crore in 2012-13 by the UPA government.

Sarma said that the NDA government at the Centre was generous in releasing funds to Assam in 2014-15, but Dispur has to be blamed for paying ducks and drakes with Central funds and failing to submit the utilization certificates, and that led the NDA Government at the Centre not to release funds for which utilization certificates are yet to be submitted.

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