(NEWS) Special package for Bundelkhand soon, : Suresh Pachauri (Madhya Pradesh Congress President)
Centre would give a special package of Rs 4,310 crore for the development of Bundelkhand region, Madhya Pradesh Congress President Suresh Pachauri said today. "The Centre is contemplating to announce a special package of Rs 4,310 crore for the development of Bundelkhand soon," Pachauri said in a statement here.
The Centre, however, has decided to monitor the fund usage given under the package amid charges of corruption and irregularities in the implementation of Central schemes, he said adding, it would help the common man get the full benefit of the package. Under the package, Rs 1,300 crore is meant for water management, Rs 1,118 crore for irrigation facilities and Rs 920 crore for agriculture related works, the state Congress President said.
Apart from this, a sum of Rs 580 crore would be for waiving off debt of farmers and crop insurance, Rs 242 crore for upgradation of forest land, Rs 100 crore for animal husbandry, milk processing and fishing and Rs 50 crore for horticulture in the package, Pachauri said.