In more than 10 months, the Uttar Pradesh government has
submitted proposals for only Rs.100 crore under the Bundelkhand package,
although the Centre had allocated Rs 690 crore for the current financial year
that ends on March 31.
"Rs 100 crore was given to the state government just a month
back after they submitted the proposals," said Dr JS Samra, Chief Executive
Officer of National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA), which is the nodal agency for
implementation of the Bundelkhand package in seven districts of Bundelkhand.
Samra and Dr KS Ramachandra, NRAA's technical expert for
animal husbandry and fisheries, held a review meeting with state government
officials on the progress of the Bundelkhand package in Lucknow on Tuesday."
"We have not received any qualified proposals from any of the
state government's departments through which the Bundelkhand package is being
implemented for the remaining Rs 590 crore till now," Samra told The Indian
Courtesy : The Indian Express