Rs 887.5 crore unspent from particular Corona fund for districts, for use for well being functions: Ajit Pawar

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DEPUTY Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday stated Rs 887.5 crore has remained unspent from the particular fund given to all districts within the state to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Addressing mediapersons in Nagpur after reviewing the annual plans of Nagpur and Amravati divisions, Pawar stated, “The government had given special funds to all the districts to fight Covid-19… We have now decided that the unspent money will be used for health purposes only.”

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Pawar additionally introduced that the federal government will incentivise higher use of funds underneath district plans by giving an extra quantity of Rs 50 crore to the district that performs finest in a given division, from the yr 2022-23. ” We are calling it the problem fund. The standards for will probably be 100 per cent use of I-Pass system, well timed conferences of District Planning Committee (DPC), spending most quantity, well timed administrative approvals, exemplary implementation of schemes for backward courses, sustainable growth and novel schemes.”

The deputy CM reiterated that he had reduce the DPC funds of sure districts like Nagpur and Wardha final yr since they had been arrived at by taking funds meant for another districts. “I called a delegation of local protesters, who were raising slogans when I was meeting with officials. They complained that several works in the city had stopped due to lack of funds. I assured them that I will call a meeting of local people’s representatives in Mumbai and try to address the issues raised by them,” Pawar stated.

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He affirmed that the state authorities was of the opinion that Statutory Development Boards must be given an extension. The Boards’ tenures had expired final yr.

Pawar on Wadettiwar’s comment on deputy CM submit

When identified that his cupboard colleague Vijay Wadettiwar had stated that the deputy CM must be from the OBC group, Pawar stated, “I heard that he has said something at Jalna. Many rallies are held by different communities. Sometimes, a speaker says something more (than the original script) when people clap. The party that has 145 seats decides who should be CM and Deputy CM. We have seen Barrister Antulay, Sudhakarrao Naik, Manohar Joshi and Devendra Fadnavis becoming CMs before. But I wish him (Wadettiwar) the best for his wish.”

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